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Heroin

Elmhurst police find heroin, syringes near middle school following overdose report

ELMHURST – Elmhurst police responded at 3 a.m. Dec. 17 to a report of a 26-year-old man suffering from a heroin overdose in the parking lot at 841 N. York Road.

Police found 18 bags of heroin and parts of broken syringes in a sewer and near a dumpster on the Churchville Middle School property, after learning they had been dumped there, according to an Elmhurst Police Department Facebook post. Police K-9 dogs from the DuPage County Sheriff's Office and the Elmhurst Police Department responded to the scene to search the area but did not locate any additional contraband, the post stated.

Police are asking parents and students of Churchville and nearby Conrad Fischer Elementary School to be vigilant for any contraband or suspicious items on school property, according to the post.

Anyone who finds those items should immediately notify school officials or police by calling 911.

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