IT'S A TASK FORCE DESIGNED TOCUT DOWN ON LOCAL OVERDOSES.AND BECAUSE OF IT━ TODAY AFAMILY FACED THE MAN THEYBELIEVE IS RESPONSIBLE FORTHEIR SON'S DEATH.
WPTV NEWSCHANNEL FIVES SABIRAH RAYFORDIS LIVE WITH WHY THEY SAY DRUGTREATMENT ENDED UP COSTING HIMHIS LIFE.
.WPTV NEWS CHANNEL FIVESSABIRAH RAYFORD IS LIVE WITHWHY THEY SAY DRUG TREATMENTENDED UP COSTING HIM HIS LIFE.GAIL SMITH SAYS TWO YEARS AGO━ HER SON KENNY WAS FOUND DEADIN PALM BEACH COUNTY AFTERSEEKING HELP FOR HIS ADDICTIONAND TODAY BECAUSE OF THE SOBERHOMES TASK FORCE HER FAMILYWAS ABLE TO GET SOME CLOSURE.<< For Gail Smith August 15th2016 is a day that's ingrainedin her memory.
TC: 18:05:15"It's every parents worstnightmare." That's the day shefound out her 2━ yea━old sonKenny was dead.
He was foundinside a sober living home.
Hemoved to Palm Beach County toseek help for his drugaddiction.
TC: 18:05:44 "Hecame down to get better andsomehow he got caught in thatweb." Monday in court sheaddressed the man she says isresponsible for his death.
51year old Bradley VERCOSA hasnot been charged in connectionwith Smith's death but heplead guilty to 31 counts ofgrand theft.
According toinvestigators VERCOSA allowedthe residents in his soberhome to use drugs as long asthey went to drug treatmentprograms that he recommended.TC: 13:08:26 "Kenny Smith'scase is unfortunately all toocommon." Alan Johnson is thechief assistant state attorneyfor Dave Aaronberg.
In 2016the palm Beach County stateattorney's office created theSober Homes Task Force inhopes of bringing overdosenumbers down.
In 2017JOHNSON SAYS AFTER SEEINGSUCCESS WITH THE SOBER HOMESTASK FORCE.
THE STATEATTORNEYS OFFICE IS HELPINGOTHER STATES LIKE CALIFORNIAAND ARIZONA START SIMILARPROGRAMS. REPORTING IN WESTPALM BEACH SABIRAH RAY