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TV Host Grieving Loss of Age 16 Son Who Died After Reportedly Purchasing Drugs on Snapchat

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On Feb. 7, host, author and relationship expert Dr. Laura Berman experienced something no parent should ever have to experience.

Her son Samuel, just 16, had connected with a drug dealer and was sold fentanyl-laced drugs that ultimately claimed his life, Berman said.

“I went into his room, because we had been talking about an internship … and he was on the floor,” Berman told NBC News, according to KPNX-TV.

Despite being regularly tested for marijuana and passing, Samuel reportedly managed to make a connection and didn’t even have to leave his home to get the drugs, a terrifying thought for parents.

“My beautiful boy is gone,” Berman posted on social media. “16 years old. Sheltering at home. A drug dealer connected with him on Snapchat and gave him fentinyl laced Xanax and he overdosed in his room.

“They do this because it hooks people even more and is good for business, but it causes overdose and the kids don’t know what they are taking. My heart is completely shattered and I am not sure how to keep breathing.

“I post this now only so that not one more kid dies. We watched him so closely. Straight A student. Getting ready for college. Experimentation gone bad. He got the drugs delivered to the house.

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