Last Thursday, Akron police responded to a call made by a 9-year-old concerned about his 1-year-old brother not breathing. The 1-year-old overdosed on opioids but was administered a dose of Narcan on the scene and rushed to Arkon's Children Hospital where a second dose of the life-saving drug revived him.
According to police, the infant's mother,
Summit County Children Services now has custody of Carter's other children, Cleveland.com reported.
This incident is one of several to take place this year in a growing epidemic for Ohio as opioid-related deaths continue to climb despite being named the best state at monitoring prescription drugs.