Drug use was deadly in Carbon County during 2012, according to Carbon County Coroner Bruce Nalesnik.
Of the 22 "accidental" deaths the coroner's office investigated, half of them were caused by drugs.
Nalesnik said he and his staff processed a total of 362 cases during 2012.
This included the 22 accidental deaths, 16 suicides, and four homicides.
The accidental deaths included:
Ÿ Eleven due to drug related activity.
Ÿ Four due to automobile accidents.
Ÿ Five due to drowning.
Ÿ One by carbon monoxide toxicity.