Drug OD deaths continue to decline

MARTINSBURG — Drug overdose deaths in Berkeley County continue to decline with the county reporting a 51.4 percent drop in deaths for the first seven months of 2018 compared to the same period last year, according to county figures released Thursday.

There have been 18 drug overdose deaths in the first quarter this year, compared to 35 deaths for the same period in 2017, according to Berkeley County Recovery Resource Center Director Kevin Knowles, who provided updated statistics to the Berkeley County Council