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Boy in Ohio 'Heroin' Picture Heading to New Home

The 4-year-old is going to live with his great-aunt and great-uncle in South Carolina

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    A photo released by the East Liverpool Police Department that shows adults unresponsive in the car with a child. Paramedics revived the pair, who now face child endangerment charges.

    A 4-year-old Ohio boy pictured in a photo sitting in a vehicle behind his slumped-over grandmother and her friend, who were later revived with a heroin overdose antidote, is heading to a new home, NBC News reported. 

    Police in East Liverpool, Ohio, shared the photo in a recent Facebook post to graphically illustrate the dangers of "the poison known as heroin."

    The 4-year-old is going to live with his great-aunt and great-uncle in South Carolina, Columbiana County Court Administrator Dane Walton confirmed Tuesday.

    His grandmother, 50-year-old Rhonda Pasek, is in jail awaiting trial on charges of endangering a child and public intoxication, Walton said. Pasek was granted custody of the boy just six weeks before she and 47-year-old James Lee Acord were arrested last week by police in East Liverpool.