- By Jamie Roberton: ITV News Washington Producer
A US police department has released harrowing photographs showing a pair of addicts who risked their child's life in a bid to illustrate the devastating effects of heroin.
The force posted images on Facebook showing a couple who had passed out in their car while their four-year-old son sat in a child's seat in the back.
The man had become unconscious at the wheel shortly after he was stopped for driving erratically in the city of East Liverpool, Ohio.
Police admitted its decision to post the images was controversial but officers "feel it necessary to show the other side of this horrible drug".
The officer who responded to the incident said man's head was "bobbing back and forth, his speech was almost unintelligible", while the woman in the passenger's seat was "turning blue".
Both the driver and passenger were later arrested after receiving hospital treatment.
The young boy was taken to social services.