Coroner: Five overdose deaths reported within 24-hours


The Franklin County Coroner's Office has seen a spike in overdose deaths in the last 24-hours.

According to a press release from the coroner's office, they said between the hours of 5:21 p.m. Thursday and 9:59 a.m. Friday there were five apparent overdose deaths in across Columbus.

A toxicology team is trying to confirm whether these overdose deaths are fentanyl-related.

The coroner's office is urging people to have naloxone if they know someone who is at-risk of overdosing.

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