Heroin havoc in the Tri-state: Families of overdose victims left - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Heroin havoc in the Tri-state: Families of overdose victims left to pick up the pieces

At least 60 overdoses in the last 48 hours, in parts of Indiana and Ohio.  (Source: WFIE) At least 60 overdoses in the last 48 hours, in parts of Indiana and Ohio. (Source: WFIE)
Jake Harmon died of a suspected heroin overdose in Henderson on August 16th.  (Source: WFIE) Jake Harmon died of a suspected heroin overdose in Henderson on August 16th. (Source: WFIE)
Henderson Police found Jake Harmon in a motel room, unresponsive from a suspected overdose.  (Source:WFIE) Henderson Police found Jake Harmon in a motel room, unresponsive from a suspected overdose. (Source:WFIE)
HENDERSON CO., KY (WFIE) -

New information on the disturbing spike in heroin overdoses in Southern Indiana and Ohio.

Emergency crews have responded to at least 60 overdoses, the last 48 hours.  
Authorities believe the spike has something to do with what they call "bad batches" of heroin laced with other substances.

The Tri-state not immune to this deadly combination. 
On August 16th, a Henderson man died because of a suspected heroin overdose. 

Heroin, like a tornado, is leaving a path of destruction in the Tri-state.
And now families are emerging from the devastation, trying to put it all back together.

Click above to watch the story from reporter Jess Raatz.

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