The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By JON EBELT
Montana DPHHS 

State, Local Officials Report Alarming Number of Fatal Overdoses in Recent Weeks

 


Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and the Montana Department of Justice, in conjunction with local law enforcement, have identified an alarming number of fatal overdoses across the state in the last two weeks.

In the period from May 22 to June 1, there have been at least 8 fatal overdoses, likely due to opioids.

These fatalities occurred in Cascade, Custer, Gallatin, Lake, Lewis and Clark, and Yellowstone counties and involved individuals aged 24 to 60 years old.

“These tragic events serve as another reminder of the deadly consequences of illegal drugs funneled across...



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