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Paul Hunter
Black tar moves in, and death follows
Black tar moves in, and death follows

On a Monday in September 2007, Teddy Johnson went to his son's apartment.Adam Johnson, 22, was in his first year at Marshall University in Huntington. A history major, he played guitar, drums and bass, loved glam bands like the New York Dolls and hosted "The Oscillating Zoo," an eclectic rock show on the university radio station.Teddy hadn't heard from his son in three days. Letting himself into the apartment, he found Adam lying lifeless on his bed, in the same shirt he'd seen him wearing three days earlier.The cause of death: a heroin overdose."I had no clue," said the elder Johnson, a plumbing contractor in Huntington. "We're a small town. We weren't prepared."The death was part...

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