Charlotte Faces Uptick in Fentanyl Overdose Deaths

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police and local health center officials are concerned about an uptick in Fentanyl overdose deaths in 2021, officials with the department said during a news conference yesterday. There was a 5% increase in overdose deaths in Charlotte-Mecklenburg in 2021, which is not as bad as 2019 where there was a 32% spike, officials said. Where the situation has gotten worse is with the number of calls they are seeing, up by about 40 per month.

Author: Mike Jackson