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Trumbull County experiencing record month for drug overdoses

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WARREN, Ohio -

Trumbull County has set a record that no community wants to own. Health authorities say there have been 195 overdoses recorded in the county this month.

That is the highest number of overdoses reported for any month in the county, and there are still three days left in September.

Up until this week, the highest number of overdoses came this past March when 189 cases were reported.

So far this year the county has recorded 1,113 overdoses.

The County Health Department is attributing the overdoses to Fentanyl.

"I talked to the coroner's office last week and he mentioned as far as what he's noticed from the powder he's been seeing is that's it's basically pure white which is leading him to believe it's just straight fentanyl," said Public Health Nurse, Kathy Parrilla.

Of the 195 overdoses 51 have lead to confirmed deaths due to opiods, ten more are suspected and awaiting test results.

The main thing officials believe can stop the overdoses from continuing is for people to treatment.
They say if you have a loved one you know is using check on them frequently.

"If you don't have a Narcan kit, call the health department, come in and get the education and the training and get the kit. We are finding they are saving lives. once that kit is used let us know we will give you refills and then please try the best you can, we need to get people into treatment," said Parrilla.  

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