Drug overdose statistics released

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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 11:04 am | Updated: 4:55 pm, Wed Sep 25, 2013.

SARASOTA, FL - State officials are offering up new statistics about drug related deaths.

The information was obtained from reports issued by medical examiners, and shows there were 8,330 drug-related deaths in 2012.

What drugs are biggest cause of death, and how will law enforcement react to the new numbers?  ABC 7 Reporter Trevor Shirley is on the story.

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