Overdose deaths see a drop in Bartholomew County

While the drug epidemic continues to impact area families, overdose deaths are down considerably in Bartholomew County. Coroner Clayton Nolting says that, thus far, there have been 14 confirmed overdose deaths in the county. That’s down from 30 in 2017.

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He also noted that Fentanyl was a factor in two deaths, a considerable decrease from the previous year.

We asked Nolting for his thoughts on why the figures have dropped so drastically…

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Nolting adds that his office is awaiting the toxicology report in one case to determine cause of death, possibly bumping the total number of deaths to 15.