Drug-Caused Deaths Investigated by the Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner
August 10, 2020
Since 2009, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reporting from the Los Angeles Field Division (LAFD) has explored drug-related mortality in the LAFD area of responsibility (AOR), which includes the State of Nevada. In 2019, LAFD personnel reviewed post-mortem toxicology records from the period between 2015 and 2018. These records show that the rate of drug-caused deaths per 100,000 in Washoe County alone increased by more than 130 percent during these four year.