Heroin Overdose Numbers Paint Stark Picture

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The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is out with the March heroin overdose numbers; part of a 60-day progress report issued  by the county's new Heroin Task Force. 

 County-wide there were 12 fatal overdoses last month, and 73 non-fatal overdoses. 

The latest numbers bring the totals for the first three months of the year to 42 fatal cases and 220 non-fatal. 

The Task Force has conducted 13 raids since February 1st, making 20 arrests, and seizing more than four ounces of heroin and 2 ounces of cocaine. 

The raids also netted four guns and more than $17,000.  

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