Metro Public Health Department reports increased drug overdoses in downtown Nashville

Drug overdoses involving fentanyl are on the rise in Music City.

According to the Metro Nashville Public Health Department, many cases have been reported in downtown Nashville. The health department is calling on individuals and business owners to start carrying medications to save lives, like Narcan.

The department reports many times people think they are taking a specific drug, but it’s laced with fentanyl.

In fact, the recent reports about the overdoses downtown show people think they’re taking cocaine, but it has actually fentanyl in it. The drug comes in different forms, mostly a powder mixture with cocaine, counterfeit Oxycodone pills and Xanax pills.

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