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Medical examiner reports 145 fentanyl-related deaths so far this year in Milwaukee County

MILWAUKEE COUNTY — The number of fentanyl-related deaths in our area this year continues to rise. The medical examiner’s office revealed Friday, October 27th, there have been 145 fentanyl-related deaths so far this year in Milwaukee County.

This is also the fourth straight year Milwaukee County has recorded more than 100 heroin-related deaths. In 2012, there were 53. The increase is even more drastic with fentanyl.

Last year, Milwaukee County had a total of 97 fentanyl deaths.

The number of suspected drug overdose deaths this year in the county is more than 300.

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