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Trumbull County Fentanyl deaths up 300%

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New statistics released on Wednesday reflect the increasing threat posed by the use of drugs that are several times more powerful than heroin.

The number of people who died from drug overdoses in Trumbull County last year was up 22% from the previous year, and nearly double from two years before.

Information compiled by the Trumbull County Coroner's Office show that 107 people were victims of drug related deaths in 2016.

Thirty-six of those deaths were attributed to overdoses from the powerful opiate Fentanyl. That's a 300% increase from the nine Fentanyl related deaths recorded in 2016.

Heroin deaths dropped to 10 in 2016, which is down from 21 the previous year.

Forty-three of last year's drug related deaths were blamed on mixtures of several drugs.

The median age range of overdose victims was 31 to 45 years old in 2016.

Seventy seven of those who died were male, and 30 were female.

Ninety-four of the victims were Caucasian and 13 were African American.

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