Jefferson Co. woman accused of attacking son’s heroin supplier

Jefferson Co. woman accused of attacking son’s heroin supplier

Jefferson Co. woman accused of attacking son’s heroin supplier

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Associated Press

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 1:45 PM

HILLSBORO, Mo.—A St. Louis-area woman is on trial for assault. The alleged victim: The 22-year-old man she says provided heroin to her son.

Sherrie Gavan, 54, is in court in Jefferson County. The case is stirring strong emotions in a county that has been hit hard by the heroin epidemic.

Prosecutors say Gavan attacked Joshua Loyd with a baseball bat in 2011. Loyd pleaded guilty last year to felony marijuana possession and has admitted to using heroin.

Gavan says she had tried everything to get her 19-year-old son off of heroin. She says she found text messages that identified her son’s drug suppliers.

She allegedly went to Loyd’s home and struck him in the elbow with a bat.

 

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