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Franklin County Coroner reports spike in overdose deaths

COLUMBUS (WCMH) -- The Franklin County Coroner's Office says there was a surge in overdose deaths in a short period of time Thursday and Friday.

According to the coroner, there were five apparent overdose deaths in the 43123, 43206, 43229, 43211, and 43214 area codes between 5:21 p.m. Thursday and 9:59 a.m. Friday.

Toxicology tests are underway to determine if the deaths are fentanyl-related.

The coroner urges those with friends or family at risk for an overdose to have naloxone available for them.

Tap here for resources on getting naloxone.


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