• Dangerous new drug in Rutland City, police warn
    August 01,2013
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    Rutland Police say there is a new and dangerous combination of drugs in the city - a pill capsule mixture of methamphetamine, ecstasy, heroin and perhaps crack cocaine as well.

    Less than a week after police seized 18 pills filled with that mixture during a traffic stop in Rutland, a rapid-fire number of drug overdoses Wednesday have city police worrying that drug cocktail is gaining a foothold in the community and that more overdoses might follow.

    None of the six overdoses reported Wednesday proved fatal but city police Detective Sgt. James Tarbell said it was only a matter of time until the combination killed someone.

    "When you introduce a depressant and a stimulant into you body at the same time, your body isn't built for that," Tarbell said.

    "It's gonna be a mess."
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