CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — A mix of fentanyl and heroin killed Vincent Weiner, the 13-year-old Middle Township boy found dead in his bed June 4, according to law enforcement and a Facebook post by the boy’s mother, Jamie Lund.
In her post, Lund implored area residents to help law enforcement track down the drug traffickers supplying children with the deadly mix of drugs.
“Whoever is supplying these babies with drugs needs to be stopped,” Lund wrote. “My heart is broken, shattered into a million pieces.”
Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor told The Press of Atlantic City on Monday he could not say where the drugs came from. He said the whole incident was under investigation.
Weiner, a seventh-grade student at Middle Township Middle School, was unconscious when police were dispatched to a home about an unresponsive 13-year-old boy in Rio Grande.
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Shortly after police responded, AtlantiCare medics arrived on the scene, at which time the boy was pronounced dead, police said.
RIO GRANDE – A 13-year-old was found dead in a bed, Sunday, June 4, and Middle Township Police are seeking answers into why the boy died.
“I know that all of my friends and family have been curious as to the results of the coroner’s report regarding the death of my son,” Lund wrote in an Aug. 12 post. “It is far easier to let everyone know like this, rather than individually.”
Lund went on to say that the coroner found both fentanyl and heroin during the autopsy.
“13-year old Vincent Weiner overdosed on fentanyl laced heroin,” Lund said in her social media post.
Chief Detective Paul Skill, on Monday, confirmed the coroner’s report. “The official cause of death was acute intoxication of fentanyl and heroin,” Skill said. “There was more fentanyl in his system than heroin.”
While the death has been ruled accidental, it’s the mixture of drugs that concerns the Cape May County detective.
“Fentanyl is far deadlier than heroin,” Skill said. “And there is such a mixture of drugs for those who abuse heroin. They may think they’re getting heroin, but we’re continually finding bags mixed with fentaynol and other dangerous substances.”
Skill said deaths and overdoses due to the dangerous mixes are not limited to young people. “Young and old, we’re seeing it,” he said. “We have people in their 60s who are overdosing.”
Taylor said the Prosectuor’s Office has been active in going to schools and giving presentations to students on the dangers of drug use.
To date, 5,875 students between fifth and tweth grade have seen the prosecutor’s presentation, he said. Parents can access the presentation at the Cape May County prosecutor’s website.
To report information on this death, contact Lt. Steve Vivirana at the Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135, or call Middle Township police at 609-465-8700.
Staff Writer John DeRosier contributed to this report.