Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force reports spike in overdoses

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NORTHWEST, Va. (WDVM) — The Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force is reporting a spike in opioid-related fatal and non-fatal overdoses.

The task force says that the recent spike is likely because of fentanyl which is 50-100 times more potent than morphine. So far, there have been seven fatal overdoses and seven non-fatal overdoses reported in the area in 2021.

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