Authorities have charged Ed Buck, a prominent Democratic donor, in the 2017 overdose death of Gemmel Moore, who he is alleged to have injected with methamphetamine. Buck, who is a 65 year old white man, is alleged to have repeatedly preyed on gay black men.
"They left him to die," his grandfather said.
Three victims have been found partially clothed in vacant buildings and in various stages of decomposition.
A black bear was hunted and fatally shot after William Lee Hill, Jr.'s remains were found.
The 35-year-old was made chief just five months ago.
The last Surgeon General advisory was issued in 2005 and involved warning expecting mothers about the dangers of alcohol.
The number of children admitted to hospitals and pediatric ICUs for opioid-related cases rose from 797 patients between 2004 and 2007, to 1,504 patients between 2012 and 2015.
Of all deaths, three out of four fell into one of these top 10 categories.
The report also confirms that white, middle-aged adults are being hit hardest by the opioid epidemic.
Overdose deaths were up 14% in 2014 compared to 2013.