Opioid Epidemic Escalating in Monroe County

Monroe County's Opioid Task Force says there were 104 heroin and opioid drug overdoses countywide during May. Sixteen of those overdoses were fatal and 88 of the victims survived, mostly with the help of Narcan.

Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter says the victims ranged in age from 18 to 64....but their average age was 34. The task force says 68 people have been killed by overdoses so far this year. That's nearly double the number over the same period last year.


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