Could spike in Summit County drug overdoses signal a trend?

The number of overdoses in Summit County this year was on the decline until last weekend.

From Friday, April 5, through Sunday, April 7, 23 residents sought ER help after overdosing — 13 on Saturday alone.

“It caused us to raise an eyebrow,” said Jerry Craig, executive director of the county’s Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board.

He said it’s too soon to say whether the unexpected spike is an anomaly or a trend.