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Hooked on Heroin: Virginia's Growing Killer

More Virginians die from heroin and prescription drug overdoses than from highway crashes. This is our 2015 Associated Press and Virginia Association of Broadcasters award-winning special report

Janet Roach, 13News Now

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Published: 2/28/2018 4:04:33 PM
Updated: 4:04 PM EST February 28, 2018

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Virginia is on pace to surpass the 729 heroin and prescription drug overdose deaths from last year. Numbers released from the state health department show that in the first half of this year, 379 people have died.

In the state's largest city, Virginia Beach, 33 people have died from heroin overdoses this year. These are some of the stories of Virginia's growing killer.

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