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Spike in San Diego County fentanyl deaths leads officials to warn public


Last updated 8/13/2020 at 5:17am

A spike in fentanyl-related overdose deaths across San Diego County led officials Thursday, Aug. 6, to warn the public of the drug’s deadly potential.

In the first six months of the year, there were 119 confirmed fentanyl-related deaths in San Diego County, while another 84 are believed to be connected to the drug, pending confirmation. Victims have ranged in age from 17 to 66, according to a joint statement issued by state and federal prosecutors, law enforcement and county health officials.

The number of deaths connected to the drug is expected to surpass 2019’s countywide total of...

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