Lexington family warns against the dangers of heroin after son dies from overdose

Aaron Lineback

Aaron Lineback

HIGH POINT, N.C. — A Lexington family is warning people of the dangers of heroin after their 22-year-old son died of an overdose.

Alta and Christopher Lineback’s son Aaron died on March 9th. The family said he was the seventh person in High Point this year to die of a heroin overdose.

High Point police said there have been 65 heroin overdoses in the city since the start of 2014. Eight of them resulted in deaths. The total amount of deaths for 2013 was 17.

“It’s a disease and I don’t know that there is a cure, but once again somebody’s got to start somewhere,” Christopher Lineback said.

Alta Lineback said her son was clean for 35 days before he relapsed. He was found dead at a home in High Point on March 9.

The family said heroin was only a part of his life for the past year. They said their son was well-loved, a person who wouldn’t give up on anybody. His organs are helping the lives of three others.

The Lineback family hopes the department will create a heroin task force to combat the growing problem in the city.

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