Court documents show that the 29-year-old dealt drugs throughout Loudoun County, Virginia. Two people who used fentanyl and heroin that he sold died in March 2016.
All Virginia State Police officers on patrol will have access to the drug naloxone, an antidote to opioid overdose, by the beginning of July.
The opioid crisis is taking a heavy toll in Maryland, where the latest numbers show a “dramatic” increase in the number of overdose deaths.
As drug overdose deaths continue to rise in the U.S., a goal for Saturday’s charity run in D.C. aims to show affected families they’re not alone.
In the midst of the opioid epidemic, an easy-to-use nasal spray version of naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of opioids, can potentially save lives in a matter of seconds.
Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman said the county has seen 19 overdose deaths this year, 14 of which were opioid-related.
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