Family describes the horror of fatal fentanyl-heroin overdose
Cities across the U.S. are feeling the effects of fentanyl, a synthetic opiate that has been killing more and more drug abusers in recent months. One man is revealing the horrific impact a fatal fentanyl-heroin overdose had on him and his family.
Robert Jacobs told WCPO that he was completely blind sided by his 40-year-old son's death -- a fatal overdose cause by a combination of fentanyl and heroin.
"It's just a senseless death. He was a good person. He didn't need to go this way," Jacobs said.
Jacobs found his son Adam McRoberts overdosed on the bathroom floor. Jacobs was with McRoberts' 18-year-old son when he found the body.
"There's just too many innocent people losing their lives over this," he told WCPO.
Just last week Jacobs said he found out that his son was using drugs. McRoberts experienced an overdose just days before the fatal overdose that cost him his life.
Paramedics who came to Jacobs' home in attempts to save his son told him there's a deadly mix of heroin and fentanyl going around their city.
"There's too many people dying out here for this stuff," Jacobs said. "I've learned a lot in the past few days about this stuff that I did not know."
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