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Two children overdose in Toronto

Updated: Friday, February 21 2014, 09:42 PM EST

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio – Police in Toronto are warning residents of the dangers of heroin addiction after an incident involving two children Thursday afternoon in an apartment along North 4th St.

A 2-year-old and a 4-year old had to be taken to the hospital in Pittsburgh after first responders arrived at a Toronto home and discovered that two little girls had overdosed on Suboxone, a drug that is now being prescribed to recovering heroin addicts.

“They are still being treated by the staff at UPMC,” Capt. Rick Parker of the Toronto Police Department said. “It’s the second day … all from an intake of Suboxone.”

Officials say the mother of the two children was home, along with her boyfriend. And he acknowledged the prescription was his.

As of Friday evening, they haven’t faced charges.

“Our investigation is continuing and we are waiting to interview the male and the female,” Parker said of the two, who are in Pittsburgh with the children.

Officials say this incident should serve as a reminder to the Ohio Valley.

“The label says keep out of reach of children, and this is a prime example of keep out of the reach of children,” Parker said.

The condition of the children is unknown.

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