Carroll overdose deaths up in first six months of 2017

Carroll County saw 25 deaths related to drug and alcohol poisoning in the first sixth months of 2017. That's according to the latest figures from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, which indicated two deaths occurred in June. Heroin was implicated in seven of the deaths and the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl in five deaths, a total that may change pending official toxicology reports from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. These statistic show that the rate of overdose deaths, particularly those associated with heroin and other opioids, have continued to grow. (Carr. Co. Times)

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