“He was loved by his family… went to school, I don’t know if he loved it that much, but he was a super smart guy.”
Mark Bodie says his son Jack wasn’t a drug addict; he was a 17-year-old who simply made the choice to play what he says is ‘fentanyl roulette’.
Now, he wants to bring awareness about the dangers of the drug which killed his son.
Mark Bodie wants to commemorate his son’s life.
Jack Bodie was found unconscious in a park last Saturday night after he and another teen consumed what’s believed to be fentanyl-laced Oxycontin.
The other teen survived.
Bodie says recreational drug users’ lives are in danger.
“If you’re choosing to get high, whether it’s cocaine or recreationally with these fake 80’s which end up being fentanyl, your life depends on not getting those drugs right now. You can’t, because the possibility is you could die.
Mark says fentanyl is a killer, and everyone needs to get involved in stopping it.
“This story is not about him it’s about fentanyl as a killer. And it seems like it’s an epidemic if you will, not just people. Not just Jack, but people from all walks of life choosing to get high. But the choice now is you might die.”
Mark hopes the issue of street drugs becomes a federal election issue.