Fentanyl Reaches the Mountain West, Death Toll Rising

Sep 2, 2021

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.

Andrea Thomas sits in her office, holding a picture of her daughter Ashley Romero and her grandson. Ashley died from fentanyl poisoning in 2018 at the age of 32.
Credit Madelyn Beck MWNB


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