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    Heroin deaths in Massachusetts

    The 185 heroin deaths were counted by State Police homicide units (SPDU), which are attached to district attorney’s offices around the state. Below is a breakdown of the deaths, which have all occurred since November 2013. These numbers do not include Boston, Springfield, or Worcester.

    Berkshire SPDU: 2

    Bristol SPDU: 34


    Cape and Islands SPDU: 9

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    Essex SPDU: 22

    Hampden SPDU: 12

    Hampshire/Franklin SPDU: 19

    Middlesex SPDU: 30


    Norfolk SPDU: 15

    Plymouth SPDU: 20

    Suffolk SPDU: 10

    Worcester SPDU: 12