Three Deaths in Maryland Counties Highlight Evolving Opioid Epidemic

Brooklyn Park, Md. (WBFF)- Health officials are now adding three more names to the growing list of opioid-related deaths across Maryland.

Two from Anne Arundel County and one from Frederick died from the carfentanil-related overdoses.

The synthetic opioid carfentanil is said to be 50 times deadlier than heroin and 10,000 times deadlier than morphine, according to Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.


The deaths come after a week when Anne Arundel County officials announced a new program to combat the issue.