The Knox County District Attorney’s Office has released a full report on overdose deaths from the past year.
In all of 2018, the suspected overdose death statistics actually went down from 2017.
In 2018, the District Attorney’s office recorded 290 deaths, that’s a 1.02 percent drop in overdose-related deaths from 2017.
January and May saw the most deaths last year at 31 deaths. With March and November seeing the lowest at 19 each.
As of this morning, the total overdose-related deaths for 2019 remains at zero.