(KMOV) -- Madison County authorities are trying a new approach after there were three deadly suspected heroin overdoses in a five-hour span last week.
Katie Heavey, 29, was found by her father at her home in the 100 block of Skyline View Drive in Collinsville on Feb. 13. Police said they found drug paraphernalia at the scene
Roxana police said Dearold Oseland, 38, was discovered dead by his girlfriend at his home in the 200 block of Elm Street just after midnight on Feb. 14 Friday. Drug paraphernalia was also found at the scene. His autopsy was inconclusive and toxicology tests were still pending.
A couple hours later, Granite City police said Paul Simpson, 40, was pronounced dead at his home in the 2500 block of Grand Avenue. Police said evidence of drug use was found at the home of Simpson, who they say had a history of drug abuse.
Both Gibbons and Hertz plan to discuss their plans to address the ongoing heroin crisis they say continues to plague the county.