Another Heroin Overdose.

Huntington,West Virginia police say a 911 heart attack call on Thanksgiving day has turned into yet another fatal heroin overdose.

Police say David Peter Hector was taken to the hospital last Thursday afternoon.

A Huntington,West Virginia police detective tells NewsChannel 3 the 37-year-old Hector died of a heroin overdose.

Police say that marks the seventh heroin related death this year.

The body was sent for an autopsy.

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  • Methadone is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and local health and substance abuse agencies.
  • "In Florida, we had a 71 percent increase in methadone-related deaths from 2000 to 2001 - now methadone is associated with more deaths than heroin," said Goldberger, a clinical associate professor of pathology, immunology and laboratory medicine at UF's C
  • Methadone is a man-made narcotic used to help people with addictions to opioid drugs (opium, codeine, heroin, morphine).
  • Contrary to popular belief methadone is a highly addictive drug. Abusers will often combine methadone with other drugs, such as Klonepin, in order to intensify the high and make it resemble the feelings they get from heroin.
  • Physicians may also be prescribing methadone more often given the media and law enforcement attention that has been focused on the abuse of other opiate drugs, in particular OxyContin.