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Akron Firefighter Captain Joseph Natko with the drug Narcan, used to revive heroin overdose victims. In Akron, paramedics have used Narcan 45 times for 250 overdose cases. The drug reverses the effects of heroin and "brings people back from the dead." (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Heroin in the Akron Police Department evidence room. Authorities estimate that 11 people die every week in Ohio from heroin overdoses.(Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Uniontown Police Chief Harold Britt (left) and Captain Dave Brown in the evidence room at the station. The number of opiate-related deaths rose 447 percent, from 327 in 1999 to 1765 in 2011. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Uniontown Police Chief Harold Britt with evidence from a heroin case. Speaking from experience, the chief believes, "Heroin is an epidemic right now." (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)