By Harry Boomer | July 28, 2016 AKRON, OH - There's a spike in heroin overdoses in Summit County. Out of all the drug overdose cases since January almost 80% have been in the past three weeks. The drug of choice heroin is now laced with another more potent drug. In just 20 days there have been 236 overdoses in Summit County. Twenty-one of them took too much and died."We're now calling it an epidemic because we're seeing it across classes, all races, all social means. It doesn't matter who you are," said Donna Skoda the Summit County Health Commissioner. Skoda said most of us know somebody who is either affected with a drug or alcohol problem or a mental health behavior problem that has led to drug use. "We've had 742 overdoses in the first 6-months of 2016. Last year all together we had 131 opiate deaths, drug overdose deaths. So far this year by July 20th we've had 145," Skoda said.