Two Gwinnett County teenagers living in the same neighborhood died within an hour of each other after ingesting a fatal mixture of heroin and fentanyl, their parents told Channel 2 Action News.
Dustin Manning, 18, and Joseph Abraham, 19, were childhood friends and little league teammates, but had lost touch in the years before their deaths. But both young men struggled with drug addiction from an early age, their parents told Channel 2.
Both Manning and Abraham began using drugs in middle school. They had both spent time in drug treatment centers before their deaths in May.
Police told Channel 2 that the drugs that Manning and Abraham ingested early on the morning of May 26 appear to have come from the same dealer. The doses the two teenagers took quickly became lethal.
“They said it happened within 20, 30 seconds after he sniffed it, he was gone,” Dustin Manning’s mother, Lisa Manning, told Channel 2.