Grim new statistics show 39 fentanyl deaths in Milwaukee so far in 2016
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office has released some grim new statistics related to heroin and fentanyl deaths.
In just the past two weeks, at least 20 people have died from heroin overdoses. FOX6 News is told, on average, one person dies from a heroin overdose every three days.
Another shocking statistic revealed by the medical examiner: there are 39 confirmed fentanyl deaths so far this year. For all of 2015, that number was 30.
According to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner, there are a total of 143 drug-related deaths in Milwaukee so far in 2016.
In 2015, that number was 255.