ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - State officials announced Wednesday that 486 people died from overdoses in 2012, a 7 percent decrease from the year before.
Three of every five overdose deaths in 2012 involved men.
The New Mexico Department of Health says their main concern lately is overdoses from prescription drugs.
Rio Arriba County had the highest drug overdose death rate followed by Mora County.
Wednesday’s announcement came one day after state officials announced overdose deaths in New Mexico are down.
Operation Gingerbread arrived in Albuquerque Tuesday for an event to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
A Colorado company is recalling 45 tons of meat and poultry products a federal agency says were produced under unsanitary conditions.
The Game and Fish Department is looking for a poacher who killed four deer.
There has been a second Hantavirus death in New Mexico this year.
A middle school teacher in Shiprock was killed overnight Tuesday when a district housing unit went up in flames.
A man who led deputies on a wild chase through Albuquerque on Monday faced a judge Tuesday.