WALKER COUNTY

Opiods, Meth, Other Drugs Ravage Northern Alabama County

JASPER, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say opiods, meth and other drugs are ravaging Walker County in northern Alabama. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that at least 254 people died from drug overdoses in Walker County between 2008 and 2017. Al.com reports that this equates to about 38 deaths per 100,000 residents each year – the highest rate…