DELTA TOWNSHIP (MI) – Several years have passed since Kayela Faye Ayers died of a Heroin overdose and her family is still mourning the loss.
It happened on September 8, 2012 when her mother Kim Cupple’s found the 21-year-old dead in the upstairs of the family home. As Cupple’s recalls tramatic events in Ayers’ life lead to her daughters Heroin addiction.
However, Cupple’s experience isn’t the only one. Officals are calling it a classless and ageless drug, and say it’s becoming a major issue.
“Heroin is our number one issue right now,” says Det. First Lt. Bryan Bahlau, a section commander with the First District Task Force. “Ultimately there’s so much Heroin coming into the area that you get a portion of it and right now we just don’t have the man power to get it all.”
An issue that Cupple’s has witnessed many times first hand.
“We just lost Mark he just passed away, and he loved Kayla and he just had an overdose,” Cupple’s says. “Brenden, I will not mention his last name but he died of a drug overdose almost a year of my daughters death.”
Even though Kayela’s mother is still mourning her daughter, she has transitioned her mourning into helping others.
Shortly following Ayers’ death, Cupple’s became a recovery coach and says she helped turn one addicts life around. Recently Cupple’s decided to leave the recovery group she was working with but is ready to help those who need help beating their addiction.
“If someone reaches out and says hey we need your help I will gladly help go to your home,” says Cupple’s. “I will talk to your son I will not befriend him because it’s not about being his friend, it’s about being his recovery coach.”
According to police Heroin addiction affects men and women of all ages and is not only dangerous but is extremely difficult to break.
If you have any information or believe suspicious activity is taking place near you police are urging you to contact your local law enforcement with any information.