12 overdoses reported in La Crosse County so far in 2020

6 additional deaths have pending toxicology reports

The number of drug deaths in La Crosse County is rising in our area.

12 people have died from drug overdoses in La Crosse County so far this year.

An additional six deaths are listed as pending on a toxicology report.

That’s according to the La Crosse County Medical Examiner’s Department.

Ten of the cases have included the opioid fentanyl.

In comparison, 21 people in La Crosse County died from overdose deaths in all of 2019.

Since 2014, the number of overdose deaths in the county has previously peaked at 29 deaths in 2017.