Madison’s police chief says heroin deaths are up so far in 2019, but reported overdoses are down.
On his blog Friday, Police Chief Mike Koval said in the first two months of 2018, five people died from heroin overdoses. But, in 2019 that number is six. However, Koval says Madison police have responded to two fewer heroin overdose calls this February in comparison to last February. The chief noted that this is an eleven-percent decrease.