Ohio Police Release Photos Of Overdosed Adults With Child In Car

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EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio police department says it’s trying to illustrate the impact of the heroin and painkiller epidemic by sharing photos of a 4-year-old boy sitting in a vehicle behind slumped-over adults who were later revived with an overdose antidote.

In a Facebook message, East Liverpool police say they’re sorry if people are offended, but they want the public to see what happens and they want to be a voice for the child who witnessed the scene.

(Image via City of East Liverpool, Ohio facebook page)

(Image via City of East Liverpool, Ohio facebook page)

“We are well aware that some may be offended by these images and for that we are truly sorry, but it is time that the non drug using public sees what we are now dealing with on a daily basis. The poison known as heroin has taken a strong grip on many communities not just ours, the difference is we are willing to fight this problem until it’s gone and if that means we offend a few people along the way we are prepared to deal with that.”

Police say an officer watched the vehicle weave erratically and stop, then approached and noticed signs the driver was impaired. The officer says the driver indicated he was taking his unconscious female passenger to a hospital, then became unresponsive himself.

The officer called paramedics, who revived the pair.

They face child-endangering and other charges.

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  1. And your lovely government is trying to ban natural substances that could help people horribly addicted to painmeds and heroin. Wonder why that is? Most of these people start off on pain meds prescribed by a doctor for some acute pain or trauma. before long some find themselves unable to withdraw from he pain meds. In time they are cut off by their doctors due to “drug seeking” behavior they created in the first place or they simply cannot afford the medicine because its too expensive or is no longer covered their are many reasons why to long to list here. Some, who want the demon off their backs find Kratom. In many cases they become productive members of society again without getting hooked on the supposed “weaning” drugs provided by big pharma which lead to more addiction.

    NOW this is not to say some are just addicts with criminal tendencies anyway. But this picture shows this nation is in crisis with the heroin epidemic run rampant. Why would the DEA with no Scientific data to back up their claims want to ban a Plant in the coffee family that has been proven to alleviate dependency on drugs like this? Simple answer-It works, people found a way to break the chains of addiction with being taxed by the medical industry and government.

    Please look into Kratom and sign the petition to stop the DEA from banning this natural remedy that has been around for Millennia an used for much more good then its potential for abuse which even the tea and alcohol which is legal has as well. STOP our country from seeing pictures like this, which is truly heartbreaking no matter what your view on addiction is.

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