Howard County Opioid Overdose Cases Increase from 2016

Howard County police say opioid overdoses, including non-fatal and fatal cases, have increased in the past year, including three reports over the weekend.

One fatal and two non-fatal opioid overdoses were reported between Oct. 20 and 22, police said. This year, police have responded to 138 non-fatal and 43 fatal opioid overdoses in the county — up from 133 non-fatal and 29 fatal reports in 2016.