Summit County overdoses have dropped: Is opioid epidemic waning or evolving?. Reported by Amanda Garrett. This long July Fourth weekend marks the second anniversary of carfentanil’s deadly arrival in Summit County. The number of drug overdoses here quadrupled overnight and the death rate soared. Since then, there has been a steady decline of overdoses. Between June 22 and June 28, 21 people sought emergency room help after overdosing in the area, or about three per day, according to the latest information provided by Summit County Public Health. At the same time, the wait time for addicts seeking help has plummeted, said Jerry Craig, executive director of the county’s Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health board.