Fatal overdoses in Monroe County involving heroin, fentanyl and related substances were down in 2019 compared to the previous two years.
That’s according to an annual report released by the Monroe County Office of the Medical Examiner on Friday.
The report indicates that 181 people died last year because of overdosing on those drugs. That compared to 195 deaths from overdose in 2018 and 220 deaths in 2017.
Officials say that overdoses accounted for 20% of all deaths investigated in Monroe County in 2019, which was comparable to previous years.