New Lynchburg police report shows a local drug overdose increase

The study analyzed data from 2010 to 2022 in the Hill City

LYNCHBURG, Va. – A new report published by the Lynchburg Police Department shows that drug overdoses are increasing in the Hill City.

The report analyzed data from 2010 to 2022, with the highest number of overdoses in 2021 at 155.

So far, there have been 107 overdoses in 2022.

LPD started using Narcan in 2019, which is used to help people overdosing.

10 News was told that of the 54 attempts to use Narcan this year, 51 have had positive responses.

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