In this June 2017 photo, a man injects heroin into this arm under a bridge along the Wishkah River at Kurt Cobain Memorial Park in Aberdeen. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

In this June 2017 photo, a man injects heroin into this arm under a bridge along the Wishkah River at Kurt Cobain Memorial Park in Aberdeen. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

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