(New Castle, DE 19720) Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police are currently conducting four separate fatal heroin overdoses. The incidents occurred in communities within Bear, Newark, and Wilmington. The cause of death for each individual has yet to be determined by the Delaware Division of Forensic Science.

If you or someone you know has an addiction problem and wants help, the New Castle County Division of Police has the Hero Help Addiction Unit.   Hero Help is a collaboration of the Police, Delaware Department of Justice and state Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to provide drug and/or alcohol addiction treatment to qualifying adults who contact police and ask for treatment. Hero Help provides a greater opportunity for those seeking treatment to overcome addiction and the many problems it causes. Free  Narcan (naloxone) is also available.

Any individual looking for additional information can contact the Hero Help Addiction Unit at


Or visit our website at https://herohelpbhu.com/hero-help-unit/