Opioid overdoses in Richmond

10/22/2017 9:39 AM by

Graphic by Kira Rider from the Times-Dispatch apparently placing the worst of the regions opioid crises at about Fairmount and Mosby, for a piece by John Ramsey and K. Burnell Evans on the city’s ongoing opiod crises:

The number of nonfatal overdoses is up more than 25 percent in the Richmond region compared with last year, according to local law enforcement agencies that track them. Deaths in the region are on a similar pace.


Hours before the woman collapsed at Kabana, two people had overdosed in one of the motels along Midlothian Turnpike, where rooms go for about $40 a night. Another person had to be revived in Church Hill. This summer, a pregnant woman was found overdosed behind Franklin Military Academy. It was too late for her and the unborn child, as it has been for more than 1,000 others in Richmond and its surrounding counties in the past decade.

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