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The price of Spice: One mother’s fight against a deadly drug

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 8:39 am

Sitting on a cold floor, Caroline cradled her son in her arms.

Tears flowing down her face, she looked down upon the pale body in her lap as a lifetime of memories crashed down upon her.

“I remembered the first time I held him, his first day of school when I put him on that bus and waved goodbye, all the birthdays and ballgames…everything,” Caroline said. “I was screaming and sobbing, asking God ‘Why my son?’ I thought he was dead and all I could do was holler over and over ‘Please don’t take my baby.”’

A single parent, Caroline, whose full name is not being used in order to protect herself and her family, has dedicated her life to ensuring that her children had everything they needed to become successful and contributing members of society.

On Oct. 20, her dreams came crashing down around her when…

– For the full story, pick up a copy of the November 20 issue of the Northern Neck News, on stands now!