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  • Fallout from drug overdose: 'We need some help in just dealing with the grief'

    Jackson Smith's father, Danny Dougherty, 63, mother Pamela Smith, 57, and stepmother Mary Dougherty, 65, speak through their grief about their son's death on July 3 from a drug overdose.

Jackson Smith's father, Danny Dougherty, 63, mother Pamela Smith, 57, and stepmother Mary Dougherty, 65, speak through their grief about their son's death on July 3 from a drug overdose. SILVIA FLORES sflores@fresnobee.com
Jackson Smith's father, Danny Dougherty, 63, mother Pamela Smith, 57, and stepmother Mary Dougherty, 65, speak through their grief about their son's death on July 3 from a drug overdose. SILVIA FLORES sflores@fresnobee.com

Like so many drug overdose victims in Valley, he was too young to die

September 17, 2016 3:35 PM

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