Police in Laconia, New Hampshire, believe two deaths reported this week were the result of a heroin overdose.
Police Chief Chris Adams says heroin has been a growing problem in the area.
The Citizen reports one way of trying to deal with the problem is the creation of a "Prevention Enforcement Treatment Coordinator," an officer who works closely with addicts and is trying to help them get treatment.
The state has recorded at least 65 heroin overdose deaths so far in 2014, compared to 70 all of last year. But there are at least 70 more suspected heroin deaths from this year that haven't been confirmed by toxicology tests - enough to mean New Hampshire could see its number of overdose deaths double in a year.