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Authorities are warning the public after multiple overdose deaths occurred this month in McHenry County.

The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition said they have been notified of “multiple” overdose deaths that have occurred between January 1 and January 21.

“The number of deaths was significant,” the McHenry County SAC said in a statement. They did not specify exactly how many have occurred.

The deaths have not been confirmed as opioid-related yet but the coalition said, “We are very aware that in McHenry County most overdose deaths occur because of opioids.”

McHenry County Coroner Michael Rein was not immediately available to provide further details on the deaths.

“We want all community members to remain safe and ensure that you have the safe supplies and resources you need,” the coalition’s statement said.

Those interested in receiving free naloxone, which is sold under the brand name Narcan, can call or text Live4Lali at 224-297-4393.

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Non-profit organization Warp Corps, located at 114 North Benton Street in Woodstock, also offers free naloxone.