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Pam Williams is pictured here with her son, Colby, who died in December 2014 from a heroin and Xanax overdose. She hopes other Brunswick County families don’t have to suffer the same heartache she has endured.
Mother whose son died of drug overdose warns other parents

Sometimes things happen so frequently to people they eventually become accustomed to them.

Some parents habitually post bail to get their children out of jail, while others have taken their child to and from rehab facilities so many times they’ve lost count.

Despite her best efforts, Pam Williams of Shallotte was forced to say goodbye to her son for the final time almost two years ago.

Colby John Williams died Dec. 2, 2014, at 25 of an overdose of heroin and Xanax.

His mother wishes she had one more chance to help him.