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Man Dies from Drug Overdose; Body Found on Lane Ave.

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews

 

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 2, 2019)--A man died from an apparent overdose near the intersection of Lane Avenue and Little Hunter Street around noon time today. According to a witness at the scene an employee from the CNBNews ExclusiveCamden County Coroner's office was in the process of covering the body laying on the ground when he was walking by.

The Gloucester City police confirmed the individual died from an overdose. Lt. Steve Burkhardt said the name of the  individual is not being released at this time as the person's family had not been notified of the death. 

A recent New Jersey 101.5  investigative report ("Battling Addiction") revealed that the confirmed number of drug overdose deaths in this state increased by more than 139 percent between 2014 and 2018. From 2011 to 2017 more than 10,500 people in New Jersey died from drug overdoses.

The  report singled out the small community of Gloucester City,  population 11,342, with the highest number of overdose deaths in South Jersey.  Gloucester City had 72 overdose deaths. Broken down further the deaths per 1000 residents in this City is 6.3. In comparison, Atlantic City, with a population of 38,429 had 117 deaths which breaks down to 3 deaths per 1000.

To see an interactive map of the death rates and continue to read the article

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