Too Close to Home

Submission Date: April 6, 2015
Attributing Author: Maria Spitale-Leisk
Source: North Shore News

Fentanyl’s rise on the recreational drug scene leaves a wake of unsuspecting victims.

It was this weekend a year ago that Dylan went to sleep and never woke up. The night before was strangely normal. There was a trip to Capilano Mall to pick up school supplies. Later, Dylan would devour some Indian takeout, one of his favourites. Then after dinner, Dylan purposely sat down and watched TV with his dad. There was light-hearted conversation and laughter. Dylan’s dad would later describe it as a beautiful evening.

“He looked good. He was very happy. He was Dylan.”

Alan Bassler and Jennifer Woodside are still searching for answers in the death of their son, who died of an accidental fentanyl overdose.

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