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Homedigital originalsThis Washington father lost his son to fentanyl. Nearly two years later,...

This Washington father lost his son to fentanyl. Nearly two years later, he lost another

Andrew Wonacott quivered, holding back tears as he recalled answering the phone and learning his youngest son had died from a fentanyl overdose. The young man in his 20s barely even drank as a teenager and served in the military before drugs took over his life. 

Less than two years later, Wonacott panicked after he hadn’t heard from another son for five days. He went to his son’s apartment, using a screwdriver and an iPhone flashlight to break in. There he found his second son dead from fentanyl.

“If fentanyl has not touched you, it will,” said Wonacott, a Washington father with two surviving kids. “It’s a Russian roulette. You don’t know if the next dose is gonna be the one that kills you or not.” 


This father lost his son to fentanyl. Then another son suffered the same fate. Video

“That’s a scary thought because those people — when they’re in that condition and they’re addicted to it — they lose all their inhibitions,” Wonacott said. “Crime will go up. Murder will go up.” 

“It’s zombie apocalypse type stuff,” Wonacott added. “It’s going to be from little towns to major cities. It’s not going to just be in these isolated cities. It’s going to be all over the place.”

Megan Myers is an associate producer/writer with Fox News Digital Originals. 


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