(01/02/2016)
Deadly drug overdoses made headlines throughout 2015 in Huntington and Cabell County.

The final numbers are alarming.

There were more than 900 overdoses in Cabell County, according to the city of Huntington's Office of Drug Control Policy. Of those overdoses, 70 proved fatal.

Last spring, it was estimated there would be nearly 700 overdoses. As the year progressed, that estimate continued to grow.

Here's how the numbers compare with recent years in Cabell County:

272 reported overdoses in 2014

256 reported overdoses in 2013

146 reported overdoses in 2012


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