Anne Arundel Police: 3 die, 16 overdoses within 24 in county

ANNE ARUNDEL CO., MD — ¬†Three people have died of opiate overdoses within 24 hours in Anne Arundel County.

The Capital reports there were 16 reported overdoses in the county, the majority of of the overdoses were in the northern and western regions of Anne Arundel.

Police tell the local newspaper that the first overdose was reported at 8:42 a.m. Tuesday while hte last came in at 3:43 a.m. Wednesday.

One person died in Glen Burnie and five others overdosed of opioids. Linthicum and Pasadena each saw one person die as a result of an overdose.

The newspaper reported that Linthicum and Pasadena each saw one person die as a result of overdose.

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health raised the possibility of dangerously potent drugs for sale.

Police told the newspaper that so far in 2017, the county has seen 212 overdoses overall, with 24 of those being fatal.