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A Month’s Toll: December

July 29, 2018

Twelve people died of drug overdoses in Luzerne County in December 2017, according to the county coroner’s office. The Citizens’ Voice is naming only those whose families agreed to be interviewed. • Dec. 2: Male, 51, from Mountain Top. • Dec. 4: Male, 53, from Drums. • Dec. 6: Male, 27, from the Wilkes-Barre area. • Dec. 8: Male, 53, from White Haven. • Dec. 13: Female, 18, from the West Side. • Dec. 14: Male, 48, from East Stroudsburg. • Dec. 16: Female, 37, from the Plymouth area. • Dec. 20: Male, 58, hometown unknown. • Dec. 26: Female, 53, from the Hazleton area. • Dec. 30: Male, 23, from Pelham, New York. • Dec. 30: Christopher Blaker, 33, from Edwardsville. • Exact date in December unknown: Female, 26, from the Hazleton area.

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