Drugs are killing so many people in Ohio that cold-storage trailers are being used as morgues

The Washington Post, 16 March 2017
Author: Kristine Phillips
“As with much of the United States, Ohio is in the throes of a heroin and opioid epidemic that shows no signs of abating. Drug overdoses have led to a spike in the number of bodies coming to the Stark County morgue — an increase of about 20 percent in the last year. The additional bodies led to the need for more space, so the coroner’s office borrowed a trailer from the state until it gets caught up. Last year, the coroner’s office processed about 500 deaths, more than 100 of which were drug-related, Walters said.”
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