- Associated Press - Saturday, January 2, 2016

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Seventy people in Cabell County died in 2015 of drug overdoses.

WSAZ-TV (https://bit.ly/1RgEPog ) reports that the numbers were tallied by the city of Huntington’s Office of Drug Control Policy. The office found that there were more than 900 drug overdoses last year in Huntington and Cabell County.

The number of reported drug overdoses in 2015 was greater than the total number of ODs from 2012 to 2014.

In recent years, West Virginia has ranked near the top or at the top among states in terms of overdose deaths in the U.S.

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Information from: WSAZ-TV, https://www.wsaz.com

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