Opioids claimed the lives of a young Pennsylvania mayor and his pal

He was mayor of a Schuylkill County town at age 22. Two years later, heroin claimed his life


Michael RubinkamOf The Associated Press

Janel Firestone found her son — the 24-year-old, just resigned mayor of the tiny town of Mount Carbon, in what she assumed was a deep sleep. She tried to wake him for his overnight shift at the local supermarket, but he couldn’t be roused, even after she sprinkled him with water from a wet washcloth.

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