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Fentanyl deaths reported in Fremont County

RIVERTON (WNE) — Local health officials and law enforcement are warning residents about an uptick in drug-related incidents involving fentanyl and opioids.

“In June, the Fremont County Coroner’s Office responded to two confirmed fentanyl deaths,” chief deputy coroner Erin Ivie said in a statement issued cooperatively with the Fremont County Prevention Program.

“As recreational use of this drug continues, we anticipate more but are hopeful that the community understands how deadly it can be.”

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger...

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