In the midst of National Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office is saying it's dealing with the worst drug overdose epidemic in history.

In 2015, there were 187 overdoses with 71 deaths.

In the first seven months of this year, there have been 260 overdoses with 85 deaths.

The 138 percent increase is caused by all drug types, but the DA's office says most of them were from heroin and opioids.

Ed Mccann, who is the First Assistant District Attorney in the county, said the office is working with different agencies, like the overdose task force stop the increase.

He said, "There is really a lot of concerted effort going on to try and combat this issue."

They are working with police departments in Montgomery County to make sure officers are equipped with the antidote naloxone.

"The Montgomery DA's office has furnished Narcan to the police department through drug forfeiture funds," said McCann.

He said, "I think it's obviously a positive thing that we can do this and that we can continue to try to get this out into as many police departments as possible."

Captain Robert Thomas with the Pottstown Police Department said they didn't think they would need naloxone.

He said, "Originally we kind of contemplated whether we needed to or not because our ambulance company is in town and they get there very quickly."

Since May, officers have been equipped with the drug and Thomas said they now administer it several times a week.

The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs says Montgomery County ranks third in the state with naloxone coverage.