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Commissioner Concerned with Rise in Opioid Deaths

December 10th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

According to a Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center report, over just the first three months of 2021, fatal overdoses increased 5.7% from the same period of time in 2020 — 90% involved opioids. There were 612 opioid-related fatal overdoses in the state and 92.2% of those opioid deaths involved fentanyl. Local law enforcement officials last week pointed to crystal meth making a comeback as well. As a lifelong county resident,  Commissioner Creade Brodie Jr said it is disconcerting to see such a spike in drug activity…