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Overdose Deaths from Cocaine on the Rise

September 16th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

According to Capital News Service, State data shows cocaine is increasingly playing a role in the opioid epidemic. Each year cocaine-related deaths have skyrocketed annual in Maryland in recent years.Lt. Michael Ashburn Sr., commander of the narcotics and special investigations in Arundel County, "Cocaine is making a comeback." 

Nearly 900 people died from cocaine deaths in Maryland in 2018 according to a report from the Maryland Department of Health distributed in May.

One Response to “Overdose Deaths from Cocaine on the Rise”

  1. September 17, 2019 at 4:43 pm, LRH said:

    900 is a good start.

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