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Haunted trap house highlights opioid epidemic in Queen Anne's County

Posted at 5:27 PM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 17:27:53-04

QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY, Md. — Halloween is a scary time with werewolves, dracula and all the ghouls running around. For some however, their life with drug addiction is much more frightening and they live it every day.

Queen Anne's County had a haunted trap house 30 years ago, now opioids are in play and this weekend the haunted house shows the effects of opioid addiction.

Casey Reynolds is one of the performers but this is all too real for her she's a recovering addict

"I lost everything. I lost my home, I got kicked out of my apartment that night," Reynolds said. "My boyfriend stole my car and wrecked it and go arrested. He's currently in the detention center right now."

All too often someone dies and then someone goes to jail. Some people think drug problems are inner city problems, but as we now know, no community is safe from the problem.

In Queen Anne's County they have three times the number of lethal opioid overdoses as San Francisco.

There was no trick or treat in this Halloween scenario. Only the horror of drugs and the destruction in their path.

The haunted house will go on Friday and Saturday night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Kennard Heritage Center.