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Officials warn about increased fentanyl overdose deaths


Last updated 6/23/2021 at 2:32pm

SAN DIEGO – The top law enforcement leaders in San Diego County are sounding the alarm about an increase in overdose deaths related to fentanyl, especially among younger people. The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Department and Police Chiefs’ and Sheriffs Association are pushing out the warning on social media in an effort to educate youth and parents that if the pill you’re taking didn’t come from a pharmacy, it could kill you.

In 2019, there were 151 fentanyl-related overdose deaths in San Diego County. According to the San Diego County Medical Examiner...

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