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Union County Sheriff Eddie Cathey, who has been in his position for two decades, will never get used to sharing with families the death of a loved one who overdosed on drugs. His deputies have had to do it a lot more often over the past five or six years.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the second part of a series on the growing problem of drug overdoses in Union County. The first part of the series, focused on the impact of Fentanyl, appeared in the June 18 print edition.

MONROE — The average number of deaths by drug overdose has increased by nearly seven times over the past 13 years in Union County, according to a report obtained from the Union County Sheriff’s Office on Monday (June 20).

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