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Drug-Caused Deaths Investigated by the Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner
Drug-Caused Deaths Investigated by the Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner

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.

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