Heroin deaths skyrocketing in North Carolina

DeathsRALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Jesse Bennett sat on a park bench, reflecting back on his dark past.

“Heroin it makes you numb to everything it really wipes away all everything,” Bennett said. “Luckily I lived through it.” He started using drugs at age 14.

“At that point I really didn’t think I was an addict. I knew I did things extreme but I didn’t think it was too bad,” said Bennett.

His transition into adulthood happened on the streets and in and out of jail.

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