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Mom Hits Son’s Drug Dealer With a Bat

Written by Eliza Player on Monday, 02 April 2012. Posted in Heroin

Mom Hits Son’s Drug Dealer With a Bat

One woman is charged with assault after she hit her son’s heroin dealer.  She claims she felt threatened, and she struck him twice with a baseball bat.   According to KPLR11 , Sherrie Gavin’s son had been using heroin on and off since high school.  After several attempts to get clean, he kept going back to the drug.

Gavin claims that another kid from down the street had been supplying her son with heroin, and each time he got clean the young man would tempt her son again.  Finally, Sherrie Gavin decided to confront the dealer herself, asking him to leave her and her son alone.  As she approached the dealer, Gavin thought he reached for something in his car, which made her feel threatened.  She struck the man twice with a baseball bat, demanding that he get away.

She is now being charged with assault.

About the Author

Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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