Son dies, mom hospitalized in Dayton heroin overdose

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 31-year-old man died and his mother is hospitalized after they overdosed on heroin together in southwest Ohio.

Dayton police say the 52-year-old woman's life was saved because she was revived with a heroin antidote that's been distributed in Ohio since last fall. Both were found unresponsive at their home Monday, and the son, Paul Eversole, didn't survive.

The Dayton Daily News ( ) reports that it happened days before a program was to be launched in their neighborhood to help fight the heroin epidemic.

Project DAWN — Death Avoidance by Naloxone — will distribute the newly-cleared heroin antidote as part of the community-based overdose prevention program.

Police and people in the community say the heroin problem on the east side of Dayton is especially bad.