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Morphine/cocaine-related Deaths In Orange County

May 13, 1988|Clipboard researched by Susan Greene / Los Angeles Times

During 1987, there were 178 deaths in Orange County where there was evidence of morphine or cocaine in the deceased person's system.

The youngest death was of a two-month-old; the oldest, 62 years.

La Palma and Villa Park were the only incorporated cities in the county not to have such a death. Deaths in other cities and areas include:

City Number Anaheim 23 Brea 3 Buena Park 5 Corona Del Mar 4 Costa Mesa 8 Cypress 2 Dana Point 2 El Toro 2 Fountain Valley 1 Fullerton 10 Garden Grove 15 Huntington Beach 12 Irvine 6 La Habra 3 Laguna Beach 4 Laguna Hills 1 La Palma 0 Los Alamitos 2 Mission Viejo 4 Newport Beach 6 Orange 8 Placentia 1 San Clemente 1 San Juan Capistrano 3 Santa Ana 37 Seal Beach 1 Silverado 1 South Laguna 1 Stanton 1 Sunset Beach 1 Tustin 3 Villa Park 0 Westminster 5 Yorba Linda 2 Total 178

Source: Sheriff-Coroner Department-County of Orange

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