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Fentanyl Reaches the Mountain West, Death Toll Rising

Madelyn Beck MWNB

Fatal drug overdoses are skyrocketing, driven by synthetic opioids like fentanyl. And the potentially deadly drug has made it to the region -- the last to face the brunt of the opioid crisis. Mountain West News Bureau’s Madelyn Beck explores the issue in the first of a three-part series.



Madelyn Beck is a regional Illinois reporter, based in Galesburg. On top of her work for Harvest Public Media, she also contributes to WVIK, Tri-States Public Radio and the Illinois Newsroom collaborative.