Views expressed in this blog are mine alone and are not intended to represent Williamson County policy nor intended as legal advice.


Fentanyl and Drug Overdose Deaths

To date, 13 of 33 death inquests ruled accidental have involved a drug overdose. That’s roughly 40% of all accidental deaths that I alone have handled as JP this year. In 2021, 26 of 61, or 42%, of accidental deaths were drug-related. The other JPs no doubt have similar numbers. The primary drugs of choice are fentanyl, methamphetamine, and alcohol, either alone or in combination. In fact, most overdose deaths I see are from multiple drug toxicity.

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