Washoe County has a high rate of heroin and oxycodone deaths, CDC data suggests – KOLO

By Steve Timko | 

RENO, Nev. (KOLO)– Washoe County ranks near the top nationally in deaths from heroin, oxycodone and other opioids, Centers for Disease Control data suggests.

The CDC tracks deaths in many categories and among drug overdoses one category includes both narcotics and hallucinogens.

Between 1999 and 2014, Washoe County had 404 deaths in that category, the (more…)

Family links son’s death to federal oxycodone drug bust in Reno – Reno Gazette Journal

A former Nevada and Bishop Manogue High School football player is the person who died as a result of an oxycodone overdose linked to a federal drug investigation that’s resulted in nine arrests, including a Reno family doctor.

Michael Yenick, 33, died in October. His cause of death (more…)

Photos: 7 of the 9 arrested in Reno oxycodone case – Reno Gazette Journal

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Richard Winston West II was booked April 28, 2016, into the Washoe County jail following an ongoing federal investigation. Loading… Post to Facebook. Photos: 7 of the 9 arrested in Reno oxycodone case Richard Winston West II was booked April 28, 2016, …

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