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Street drug blamed for 2 deaths, many overdoses in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia law officers say two people have died and dozens of others have been injured in the central part of the state after overdosing on some type of street drug.

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2 dead, 2 hospitalized after overdosing in southwest Forsyth in April.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( ) that reports of overdoses were still coming in Tuesday.

The newspaper reports that emergency workers have responded to reports of overdoses in Centerville, Perry, Warner Robins and Albany over the past 48 hours. Emergency crews found some people unconscious and not breathing.

Miles said the agency does not yet know the identity of the drug, sold as yellow pills. She said pills on the street are often laced with many other drugs.

The Georgia Department of Public Health called the unidentified substance "extremely potent."