In-Depth: Monroe County seeing uptick in deadly overdoses |

In-Depth: Monroe County seeing uptick in deadly overdoses

Updated: July 01, 2021 04:03 PM
Created: June 29, 2021 03:13 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is warning about an uptick in deadly overdoses.

Deputies say seven people died in the span of 48 hours, including an incident over the weekend where three people were found dead from overdoses at a home on Grand Avenue in Rochester.

Investigators believe the three victims all died after using the same drugs.

Deputies say they cannot tie the recent overdose deaths to a specific batch of drugs.

According to the Monroe County Heroin Task Force, 15 people have died of overdoses so far this month. That's the most fatalities in one month so far this year.

It’s also more deadly overdoses than every month of 2020 except for December and every month of 2019 except for July. In 2018, five months out of the year saw more than 15 deadly overdoses.

There have been 213 overdoses from January to May of this year, 46 of which have been deadly.

Click here to see the Monroe County Heroin Task Force’s data.

Gates to Recovery Walk in Center is hosting a free NARCAN training session on Thursday, July 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gates Town Hall 1605 Buffalo Rd. in the Recreation Department.

Mission Recovery and Hope is providing the training and will accommodate people who can’t make the Thursday training.

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