Jeannette leads Westmoreland in overdose deaths, officials look to reverse trend | TribLIVE

 

The city had 21 fatal overdoses last year, surpassing the county’s largest municipality, Hempfield Township, which had 19. Yet Hempfield has more than 41,300 residents, more than quadruple Jeannette’s 9,300.

“When you look at the populations … it is amazing. Usually it’s Hempfield, Derry and Unity townships with the higher populations that have had the most,” Coroner Ken Bacha said.

Source: Jeannette leads Westmoreland in overdose deaths, officials look to reverse trend | TribLIVE