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Sabas Sanchez Jr. was better known among his neighbors in Madison, Neb., as "Gordo" — Spanish for chubby. He also had an oversized personality. His father keeps this tattered photo in his wallet. Bobby Caina Calvan/Heartland Reporting Project hide caption

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In America's Heartland, Heroin Crisis Is Hitting Too Close To Home

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Stacy Emminger holds the death certificate for her son, Anthony, who was addicted to heroin. His death was marked as a multidrug toxicity in Pennsylvania. Ben Allen/WITF hide caption

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States Lack Accurate Statistics On Widespread Heroin Use

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Shannon Rivers, a member of the Akimel O'odham tribe, lights a fire for the purification ceremony at the Coconino County jail. Inmates will help him put blankets over the sweat lodge structure, place heated rocks inside and pour water over them. Laurel Morales/KJZZ hide caption

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Many Native American Communities Struggle With Effects Of Heroin Use

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How Heroin Made Its Way From Rural Mexico To Small-Town America

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