Sharp Drop In Overdose Deaths In Howard County in 2018

Howard County officials say they’re encouraged by the sharp decline in drug overdose deaths during the first quarter of 2018 compared to figures from 2017.

Howard County reported just five deaths from drug overdoses in the first three months of this year, compared to 15 in same period last year.  2017 was a record breaking year for overdose deaths in Howard County.

Officials hope the trend continues.