Drug overdoses in weird locations, another sign of the opioid epidemic

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07:  "Surfer" shoots heroin in a park in the South Bronx on June 7, 2017 in New York City. Like Staten Island, parts of the Bronx are experiencing an epidemic in drug use, especially heroin and other opioid based drugs. More than 1,370 New Yorkers died from overdoses in 2016, the majority of those deaths involved opioids. The Mott Haven-Hunts Point area of the Bronx borough of New York currently leads the city in heroin overdose deaths. According to the Deputy Attorney General, drug overdose are now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: "Surfer" shoots heroin in a park in the South Bronx on June 7, 2017 in New York City. Like Staten Island, parts of the Bronx are experiencing an epidemic in drug use, especially heroin and other opioid based drugs. More than 1,370 New Yorkers died from overdoses in 2016, the majority of those deaths involved opioids. The Mott Haven-Hunts Point area of the Bronx borough of New York currently leads the city in heroin overdose deaths. According to the Deputy Attorney General, drug overdose are now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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As the opioid crisis intensifies across the country, police and medics on Ohio are treating overdoses at some unusual locations. Here is a sampling from June:

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Man, 24, in church | June 25

A co-pastor with Sons of Light Ministries said he's glad the man who overdosed on heroin did so in a bathroom at the Dayton church, otherwise help could have come too late for the man identified in a police report as John Morgan, 24.

"This is a wake-up call for us. We're not heroic," Edward Crislip said in a 5-minute, 4-second video posted to Facebook the day afterward.

Crislip said it was frightening for people and especially children to see the man on the bathroom floor, literally dying right in front of them. A medic crew administered Narcan and took Morgan to Miami Valley Hospital.

Explore>> Related: ‘I’m glad he was here,’ pastor says of man who OD’d in Dayton church

Man, 46, under moving train | June 23

Emergency crews say a Middletown man who overdosed is lucky to be alive after he fell onto nearby railroad tracks.

Jesse O’Neill, 46, allegedly overdosed and fell onto the railroad tracks near University Boulevard and wasn’t hit when a Norfolk-Southern train passed over him around 8:30 p.m., officials said.

He was revived when paramedics gave him five milligrams of Narcan, according to a Middletown Division of Police report. He was taken to Atrium Medical Center.

The conductor told police he saw the man lying between the tracks, and by the time the train stopped, 26 rail cars had passed over the man.

Explore>>Related: Ohio man survives overdose on tracks as train passes over him

Woman, 38, at Kroger supermarket | June 21

A 38-year-old Dayton woman overdosed at the Kroger supermarket at 1024 South Smithville Road. She was taken to Miami Valley Hospital after medics revived her with Narcan. It is unknown whether she used drugs while inside the supermarket.

Explore>>Related: Woman overdoses at Kroger, revived by fire crews

Woman, 63, on I-75 | June 15

A 63-year-old Miamisburg woman was taken to a hospital after reportedly overdosing on Interstate 75 near Route 35 in Dayton.

When police arrived, a group of people were outside a blue Chrysler looking inside. They told police a woman was passed out, and they had put the car in park and removed the keys.

Emergency personnel used several doses of Narcan to save the woman, who admitted to taking the pills, according to a Dayton police incident report.

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