Coroner wants to bring awareness to opiod use

Coroner wants to bring awareness to opiod use. / Photo: Danielle Ledbetter

Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler is hoping to bring awareness to the dangers of opiod use.

Fowler says in Dougherty County, five people dies from drug overdose in 2015.

In 2016, nine people died from it.

Last year, 17 died from drug-related causes.

The coroner says these types of deaths are increasing so they want to educate the youth about the dangers of opiod usage.

The first program to bring awareness to this issue is April 17th at the Albany Civic Center.

The program will include a visual re-enactment of a drug overdose crime scene.

Fowler also said there is a new drug on the street called Grey Death. He says the drug is so powerful you die from just smelling it. He plans to inform kids about this drug at his upcoming program.

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