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.