Michelle Van de Mark holding a photograph of her son Nathan and herself. Photo by Juliana Luna.

Health

Emergency responders say fentanyl overdoses increasing in San Benito County.

The drug, many times stronger than heroin, is being put into counterfeit prescription medications, says Sheriff Eric Taylor.

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San Benito County reports a spike in counterfeit drug-related overdoses

Since Jan. 1, 36 individuals have been administered naloxone.

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Opioid overdoses on the Rise in San Benito County

Fentanyl is a very potent opioid drug—50 to 100 times stronger than morphine and exposure to even small amounts can cause overdose and death.