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An Ohio town is trying to fight the heroin epidemic by charging survivors of drug overdose with “inducing panic.”

Emergency responders who revive drug users using an overdose antidote can charge the survivors, even if they are struggling with addiction or have attempted suicide. The misdemeanor charge is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

The change in approach comes after a burst of overdoses in Fayette County in late January and early February, when there were 30 suspected overdoses, including six deaths, in a 10-day period.

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