Dayton-area drug deaths may set new annual record – by June

(10 TV, May 18) — Ohio’s Montgomery County, which includes the city of Dayton, had a record high 349 drug overdose deaths during 2016. So far this year, the county has already seen 300 overdose deaths.

Many of the overdoses involved heroin or fentanyl. Local officials believe the county could see between 700 and 800 deaths by the end of 2017. Ohio overall has been hit hard by the opioid addiction crisis. The state had more than 3,000 overdose deaths last year, which was a record. Read more.