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July sees second most illicit drug overdoses of 2018
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July sees second most illicit drug overdoses of 2018

July saw the second highest amount of illicit drug related overdoses of any month so far this year.

With 134 deaths directly related to illicit drugs in the month, July slid under the all time record of 162 set in March of this year.

The numbers represent a 25 percent increase when compared to June.

According to the Coroners’ Service, the numbers are even more shocking whrn compared to ten years ago when July saw just 24 fatalities, which was the highest number that year.

About Jeff Blagden

News Reporter/ Anchor. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Jeff has a background in sports journalism, and radio hosting. He comes most recently from his post as a morning show host in Chetwynd.

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