Livermore police are warning residents about the dangers of opioids after two teenagers died in the city in recent days in what investigators believe were drug overdoses.
Police wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday that the deaths of the two teens were possibly accidental opioid overdoses, and that investigators are looking into possible links between the deaths.
More details about the cases, which occurred on separate days and at different locations, were not immediately released.
Police said many prescription drugs are being infused with fentanyl and being sold on the street to unsuspecting users, and the unpredictability in the resulting drug products can dramatically increase the risk of a fatal overdose.
Police said toxicology results will determine whether fentanyl or other opioids contributed to the two recent deaths.
Livermore police patrol officers are equipped with Narcan, a drug that serves as an antidote to opioid overdose, since they are often the first emergency responders to arrive at the scene of an overdose.
Anyone with information about the two recent deaths is asked to call Livermore police at (925) 371-4777.