Twelve people overdosed on heroin last week in the county. Nine were rescued by the timely use of naloxone. Three were not so lucky and died from the overdose, according to the Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.
"In Sussex County, we have had 12 NARCAN deployments in less than one week," Koch said last Friday in a released statement. "To put that in perspective, in the past year, Sussex County has averaged 3 to 4 deployments a month, an approximate 1200% increase. To add to this tragedy, 3 of those overdoses resulted in death. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE