Mom ‘shattered into a million pieces’ by 13-year-old’s drug death
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — A fatal combination of heroin and fentanyl led to the death of a 13-year-old boy, the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office said.
Vincent Weiner died on June 4 as a result of a mixture of the drugs, Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor said Monday. Weiner's mom, Jamie Lund, posted on Facebook this weekend about the death of her son and the larger problem facing the state and nation.
"Whoever is supplying these babies with drugs, needs to be stopped!" she said. "My heart is broken, shattered into a million pieces."
Lund said in the post that her son's cause of death was "accidental death by acute intoxification."
According to Taylor, fentanyl is believed to be 100 times more potent than heroin and comes in a variety of common uses including skin patches, lozenges and pills. From there, he said the drug is converted into a powder and then mixed with heroin, which is then given to drug users.
Taylor said the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office has seen more instances of the drugs mixed together being tested at the office's forensics lab, adding, "people should refrain from using these deadly street drugs and warn their loved ones of these dangers as well."
The prosecutor encouraged anyone with information about illegal drug activity to contact the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-465-2800 or the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office at 609-465-1135.
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