Posted: August 08, 2018

Dad shares heartbreaking warning after son's fentanyl overdose


By Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

COLUMBUS, Ohio —

A grieving father whose son died from a fentanyl overdose has a heartbreaking warning for users of the drug.

>> What is fentanyl and how does it kill?

"This is how much fentanyl it takes to kill you!" Brett Gibney of Cocoa, Florida, wrote last month in a Facebook post that featured a photo of a small bag of powder.

"BTW ... this is not fentanyl, heroin, or meth," continued the post, which has been shared 23,000 times. "This is my sons ashes!!! Remember this picture next time you want to get high! Share this post ..."

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This is how much fentanyl it takes to kill you! BTW...this is not fentanyl, heroin, or meth. This is my sons ashes!!! Remember this picture next time you want to get high! Share this post....

Posted by Brett Gibney on Friday, July 27, 2018

According to WBNS, Gibney's son, Brent Gibney of Columbus, Ohio, was in jail on robbery charges when he overdosed on fentanyl Oct. 1. He died three days later at age 29. His death is still under investigation, authorities said.

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Gibney hopes his viral post will prevent another family from going through the pain he's experienced.

"If this saves one life from a fentanyl overdose, we've accomplished our mission," he told WBNS.

Read more here.


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Dad shares heartbreaking warning after son's fentanyl overdose

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Dad shares heartbreaking warning after son's fentanyl overdose

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