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A spike in Heroin deaths has Montgomery County Police reaching out to other jurisdictions to warn of the increase in drug activity.

At least seven overdose deaths have been directly attributed to heroin since March of this year. Montgomery County Police Detectives are calling the increase "alarming."

These seven incidents equal the total number of heroin overdose deaths that occurred between 2010 and 2012 combined. 

Investigators say victims ranged in age from 19 to 45 years old. 

Narcotics detectives say seizures of heroin have also increased in the county. Police say other area jurisdictions are also seeing an increase in heroin activity.

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