SNEADS FERRY, NC (WNCT) – An Onslow County man accused of supplying drugs that led to the overdose death of a Sneads Ferry man was in court Monday.
21-year-old Jarred Eddington is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Jason Sapp.
Sapp, who went by “Wes,” died in his sleep of asphyxiation on April 7. The autopsy report showed he had oxycodone, codeine, Xanax, and fentanyl is his system at time of death.
Eddington is accused of distributing those drugs to him.
Monday was the first time Sapp’s family has seen Eddington. And it was an emotional day for Sapp’s mother, Vanessa, as Eddington stood in front of a judge for his hearing.
Sapp said her son was told he was being given heroin, “As a mom, I feel it puts the families in a difficult situation. Nobody wins. Nobody wins in this situation. Our families have both lost our sons and Jarred’s family now has to deal with this situation. It’s a no-win situation.”
Vanessa Sapp and Cindy Patane, the mother of another man who died the day before from a drug overdose, started Sneads Ferry Hope, an organization to help others battling with drug addiction. They hope to spare other mothers the pain of losing their children to drug addictions by speaking out.
Eddington is being held on $1.5 million bond. His next court appearance will be Aug 29.