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My son on heroin

My son is sitting in the Roanoke Salem jail now, and the court appointed attorney says the assistant commonwealth attorney does not want to help my son. Was in drug court, and kicked off for taking suboxone, given 3 years..2 he spent in regional, no help, no training, nothing. Then transfered to Nottoway, no training, no counseling. My son is now 29, 3 years of college, no support, and arrested on the testimony of the drug dealer that he bought heroin from. He is not in jail. His court appointed attorney says they don’t want to consider Detention Diversion, but want to throw him under the bus, and he does not seem to care. I am sick, and don’t know where to turn. This is my son..and I feel completely helpless..There seems to be no live in the Salem courts at all.