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Urgent Warning: Dangerous “Purple Dope” Circulating in Greenfield, Two Overdoses Confirmed


Greenfield, Ohio (February 15, 2024) – The Greenfield Police Department (GPD) issued a dire warning today regarding a potentially deadly batch of purple-colored heroin, known as “purple dope,” circulating in the community. This dangerous substance has already resulted in two overdose incidents on Wednesday, February 15th.

Key Points:

  • Substance: Purple-colored heroin (“purple dope”)
  • Danger: Extremely potent and can lead to overdose and death
  • Overdoses: Two confirmed overdoses linked to this substance today
  • GPD Message:
    • If you encounter this substance, DO NOT USE IT.
    • Turn it in to the GPD anonymously; you will NOT be charged.
    • Share this warning with others to spread awareness.

In a statement, the GPD emphasized the urgency of the situation: “This ‘purple dope’ is clearly dangerous and has already caused harm in our community. We urge everyone to be vigilant and share this warning with loved ones and friends who may be at risk.”

Action Steps:

  • Do not use any purple-colored heroin or drugs suspected to be “purple dope.”
  • If you have “purple dope,” turn it in to the GPD immediately. You will not be charged with possession.
  • If you witness an overdose, call 911 immediately.
  • Share this warning with others to raise awareness and help keep people safe.

Additional Information:

The GPD encourages anyone with information about the source or distribution of this dangerous substance to contact them confidentially. The department is working diligently to identify the origin of this batch and prevent further harm.

This alarming situation underscores the importance of harm reduction efforts and access to addiction treatment resources. If you or someone you know struggles with substance abuse, please reach out for help.


  • Greenfield Police Department: (740) 981-1000
  • National Drug Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

By working together, we can help protect our community from the dangers of this dangerous substance and support those struggling with addiction.