Inside America’s Most Opioid Addicted County | NBC Nightly News

Inside America’s Most Opioid Addicted County | NBC Nightly News


THERE FOR AN IN DEPTH LOOK AT A
COMMUNITY IN CRISIS. >>Reporter: DAYTON, OHIO.
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS BIT THEIR FIRST AIRPLANE ALSO HERE AND
CHANGED AMERICA FOREVER. TODAY THE CITY IS AGAIN AT THE
CENTER OF AN INNOVATION, A DEADLY ONE SWEEPING ACROSS THE
COUNTRY. SO YOU LIVE AROUND HERE?
>>UH-HUH. >>Reporter: YOU SAID YOU HAVE A
NICKNAME FOR THIS STREET? >>MORGUE AVENUE.
>>Reporter: MORGUE AVENUE? >>IT IS NOT MORGAN, HONEY, IT
IS MORGUE. >>Reporter: WHICH HOUSES HAVE
PEOPLE DIED IN? >>WHICH HOUSES HAVE THEY NOT
DIED IN, REALLY. >>Reporter: REALLY?
>>REALLY. LOOK AT ALL OF THESE PLACES.
I HAVE LIVED HERE FOR ABOUT FIVÑ YEARS, AND IN THE PAST FIVE
YEARS IT IS UNREAL. I MEAN IN 47 MINUTES THERE WAS
ALREADY NINE DEATHS. >>Reporter: IN 47 MINUTES?
>>ON THIS STREET. >>Reporter: PEOPLE ARE DYING
FROM WHAT? >>DRUGS.
>>Reporter: OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS FENTANYL, A SYNTHETIC
OPIOID THAT CAN BE THOUSANDS OF TIMES STRONGER THAN HEROIN, HAS
BEEN FLOODING INTO PLACES LIKE HERE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO,
WHERE THE OVERDOSE DEATH RATE HAS BEEN SKYROCKETING.
IN MAY THE COUNTY PASSED LAST YEAR’S NUMBER OF DEATHS, AND
OFFICIALS ESTIMATE THIS YEAR’S TOTAL WILL BE DOUBLE THAT.
AS THE DEATH RATE SKYROCKETS, THE BODIES COME TO THE
MONTGOMERY COUNTY CORONER WHO PERFORMS TESTS TO DETECT OVER
TWO DOZEN VARIETIES OF FENTANYL.>>EVERY VIAL REPRESENTS
SOMEBODY WHO HAS DIED. >>CORRECT.
>>Reporter: SO THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL THE COOLER?
>>THIS IS OUR COOLER, OUR MAIN COOLER.
>>Reporter: WHEN DID THE BODIES ALL AROUND US COME IN HERE?
>>OVER THE LAST 24 TO 48 HOURS.>>Reporter: AND EVERY — EVERY
DAY BODIES ARE CYCLING THROUGH HERE?
>>YES, THESE TRAYS MOSTLY WILL BE FULL BY TONIGHT.
>>Reporter: WHAT’S THE PERCENTAGE OF THE BODIES IN HERE
RIGHT NOW THAT ARE OVERDOSE DEATHS FROM HEROIN OR FENTANYL?
>>WE’RE AVERAGING 60% TO 70% OF OUR CASES NOW ARE OVERDOSES.
WE ARE ESTIMATING ABOUT 2,000 OVERDOSES THIS YEAR.
IF THAT CONTINUES, THAT’S ABOUT 10,000 FOR THE STATE OR MORE.
>>Reporter: THE CORONER SAYS NUMBERS ON THAT SCALE ARE A MASS
CASUALTY EVENT AND SHOULD BE DECLARED A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.
UNTIL THEN, HE’S CERTAIN THE DEATH TOLL WILL CONTINUE TO

27 comments

  1. Drugs are so cool. Let's all stick some metal in our face, take some drugs, and die. What fun maaaaaan.

  2. Seems like it's convenient for these cops, doctors, and coroner's. They get a lot of work so they all keep quiet.

  3. fallacious argument. if i drive car eventually i will drive truck. if i smoke weed, i will eventually end up on heroin. weak

  4. What caused this opiate problem? The communist Zionist Jews own these pharmaceutical companies!

    Eight years of Obama, along with the bloodsucking Jews, spreading deadly drugs into US towns, while smuggling 35 million illegals into the US, taking millions of America's jobs, causing depression, unemployment, and homelessness of 100 million Americans! All of this was caused by Liberal Democrats!

  5. News people make me laugh!,try investigating what you are talking about.Fentynal is 100 times more powerful than morphine & 50 times more powerful than the average heroin.1000 times more powerful than heroin??you should never have been in news.

  6. this crisis is making its way around, so many white people coming into the hood for OPIUM has no business in the neighborhood but drugs! They not to scared to come in the neighborhood for drugs and hookers! I wish they would put this stuff in their neighborhood and just slowly vanish away.

  7. In 2016, in the USA, more Americans died from opioids than those who died during the entire 19 year long Vietnam War!
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4990604/Opioids-killed-Americans-2016-Vietnam-War.html

  8. Just want to share this product I got from http://www.poppyseedwash.com/. A better option than taking opioids. I hope this may help people to minimize the use of synthetic drugs.

  9. Now ya see, all these synthetic drugs coming in from places like china but yet MF'ers always wanna come at black peoples' neck so hard as if we're the ones causing this. Meanwhile, its a chinatown all across america that's probably connected to this but no one seems to get mad at them.

  10. Isaac Sackler and his family are multi billionaire thanks to his opioids business. The Sacklers are jewish immigrants originally from Poland and Ukraine . They know that a major lawsuits action is ongoing against their Purdue Pharma cie. they will probably take refuge in israel, where they will be safe from American lawsuits. Never was any wasp man would have knowingly exterminated thousands of Americans this way. It is necessary – at all costs – to prevent them from fleeing. For them to pay their crimes.

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