Ea Maples

‘You will still have to lock your doors’

We are all suffering from the impact of the opioid epidemic. But we differ in perspective on how we, as a community, address the issue.

The woman who wrote about how she had been robbed? She was writing about my son. And I'm sorry.

I'm sorry her feeling of peace was taken from her. To be victimized like that in your home is incredibly destabilizing and traumatic.

I don't know if it was my son who did what she described. I do know that my son robbed and stole from people for drug money. He stole from the people he loved most, over and over again; I don't know specifically from whom or what.

I can't know, because my son died from a heroin overdose on March 8, 2018.

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