Rochester in Focus: Police chief on drug overdose deaths

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Monroe County health officials confirmed the link between a substance called xylazine and several fatal overdoses in our community.

It’s known as a horse tranquilizer, but it has been found mixed in with heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl.

News10NBC’s Lynette Adams spoke with Gates Police Chief Jim VanBrederode about what this means for your family.

Watch the interview in its entirety in the video player above.