The Butler County Coroner’s Office has confirmed what most already knew.
There were more fatal drug overdoses last year than ever before in our county’s history- 92. That is 18 more than in 2016.
Of the 92 overdoses in 2017, 87 of them were a result of fentanyl, a mixture of fentanyl and heroin; or a combination of several drugs that together proved deadly.
Only two of the 92 overdoses were a direct result of just heroin.