Union County is working to get fentanyl test results back sooner.
MONROE, N.C. — WCNC Charlotte is putting a face to the fentanyl crisis.
Recent trends show it’s killing people who don’t even know they’re taking it.
A deadly dose is as small as the size of Abraham Lincoln’s cheek on a penny.
Now, the Union County Sheriff’s Office is working to crack down on the drug, which is greatly impacting families.
“He just really had a special heart,” Union County resident Linda Hibbets said.
Hibbets, raised her grandson, 18-year-old Brian Terrano. He grew up loving adventures, sports, and anything to do with Gatlinburg. After a trip there, the next morning he was supposed to go to school.
“I told my husband to help me get him off the bed, and I did CPR, I’m an RN, and I couldn’t save my grandson and that was really hard,” Hibbets said. “I’ve saved others, but I couldn’t save him, he was gone.”
It’s a story UCSO Lieutenant James Maye has heard too often.Continue reading “‘We’re tired of telling parents that their children are dead due to fentanyl use’ | UCSO works to fight fentanyl crisis”