The department says it didn't advertise the opening of the program because it believed a soft opening was the best way to get the word out to those affected.
Tippecanoe County Commissioners approved the proposal, but Lafayette Mayor and Police Chief expressed concern and frustration.
Nearly 700 officers fanned out across the region Thursday morning to serve arrest and search warrants.
Police say the 25-year-old man could be connected to tainted heroin coming to Bartholomew County from Indianapolis and Cincinnati.
This is the seventh year for the Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium, but the first time it has focused on heroin abuse and how to reduce its supply.
Many first responders carry the overdose intervention drug naloxone, but when multiple overdoses occur in a short amount of time, it's common to run out.
Casey's Law originated in Kentucky. It allows a court to require involuntary treatment for those living with opioid addiction.
Previous grants for naloxone provided kits to law enforcement and first responders in 45 counties. Att. Gen. Greg Zoeller wants to provide the drug statewide.
Carfentanil is part of a shift to synthetic opioids. Last year in Hamilton County, Ohio, there were more deaths attributed to fentanyl than to heroin.
Last week, officers in Columbus responded to nine heroin overdoses within a few days.