Versions: Heroin in the heartland

Posted at 7:00 AM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 11:53:35-04

In the late summer of 2016, an explosion of heroin overdoses and deaths hit the Tri-State. In just four days, 174 people overdosed in Hamilton County, and people were dying within an instant of shooting up. The entire community was teetering on a deadly edge, with addicts failing to heed the desperate warning coming from the coroner. In the end, we would learn that a fatal combination of synthetic additives fentanyl and carfentanil were to blame.

Versions looks back at the crisis through the eyes of Crystal Cook, a recovering heroin addict, Chris Conners, the director of the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force and 9 on Your Side I-Team investigative reporter Hillary Lake.

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