Today was a sad day for me and my family . Almost as bad as March 19th 2011 , the day my brother Josh passed from an accidental overdose to a combination of alcohol and the prescription drug dillaudid. We have been waiting for 6mths to get Josh’s toxicology back to prove what we had suspected. Yesterday was the day we had been waiting for so long . Yesterday was the day all our suspicions had been confirmed. The ONLY things in my brothers system the night he fell asleep and never woke up was alcohol and dillaudid. I called my local police station this afternoon thinking they would be starting their investigation on where these drugs came from that my brother took that night. Boy was I wrong ! The officer informed me that now they had completed the medical examiners report Josh’s case was closed. No man – slaughter charges , no negligence charges , not even a trafficking charge. All of a sudden this closure I had been searching for was destroyed in that second.
The police were called twice by a concerned neighbor the night of the party begging them to break it up. Nothing was done ! Most of the kids at this “pill party” were under the legal drinking age and many were on legal conditions . I always thought the police were there to protect the innocent and prosecute the guilty. My brother Josh made a bad decision and paid with his LIFE . The boy who sold him the drugs has had ZERO consequences for his actions and continues to sell this poison as we speak . If i am talking on my cell phone while driving and hit someone by accident I can be charged with negligence but if I want to sell prescription pills at a party , no big deal ! How do you deter people from selling drugs if there is no consequences. You get in more trouble if your not wearing a seat belt !!
I feel the police did not do a proper investigation and now they need to cover their tracks. The police did not treat the area as a crime scene . They emptied my brothers pockets and gave his things to my other brother on the scene before checking ANY OF IT !! They did not even go through his cell phone to see if who he had contact with before his death. Nobody except the people at the scene the next day were interviewed. The person who sold the pill to my brother along with his sidekick girlfriend have never even been QUESTIONED. The other people who attended the party have not been questioned either. Josh deserved at the very LEAST a proper investigation of his death. He was NOT prescribed dillaudid so how did it get in his system?? I know , the police know , but Josh is the only one paying the price for MANY peoples poor judgement as well as his own.