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Franklin County On Pace To Surpass Last Year's Opioid Overdose Death Total

Feb 2, 2017

Credit cnn.com

The Franklin County coroner's office reports 244 people died of drug overdoses during the first nine months of 2016. 

That leaves the county on pace to surpass the 321 overdose deaths in 2015.  Eighty percent of last year's drug deaths are blamed on heroin and other opiates.