Montgomery County, also known as Montco, is the third most populated county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a 2020 census estimated population of 860,578. Montco is adjacent and directly northwest of Philadelphia. The county seat of Montgomery County is Norristown. The county includes a range of open land and rural areas in the north and densely populated suburban areas near Philadelphia. Montgomery County is a wealthy area as well, home to a booming economy with major employers including Pfizer, Prudential, Quest Diagnostics, and Aetna. Many residents commute to and work in Philadelphia.
Like many other areas in the country, Montgomery County has experienced a rise in drug-related deaths. The use of heroin, opioids, cocaine, alcohol, and prescription pills has reached dangerous levels.