Overdose deaths decrease


Highland County has seen a decrease in overdose deaths in 2020, Highland County Coroner Dr. Jeff Beery told The Times-Gazette.

According to Beery, since Jan. 1, his office has only seen a total of three confirmed overdose deaths and one probable.

In the last three months of 2019, Beery said his office saw six overdose deaths, some of which included a combination of methamphetamine and fentanyl. Since the beginning of 2020, Beery said his office has not seen an overdose death where the two illicit drugs were combined.