Local Drug Overdose Deaths Up So Far This Year

Jun 7, 2019

Franklin County Coroner Anahi Ortiz

The Franklin County Coroner says the number of fatal drug overdoses during the first three months of the year are up 8 percent from the same period last year. 

Preliminary figures show 120 overdoses were recorded through March 31. Deaths continue to be driven by opioids, including fentanyl, carfentanil and cocaine.