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Baltimore County family struggles with impact of heroin's grip
Baltimore County family struggles with impact of heroin's grip

Bird River Road bends and gives up its memories. "That's where Adam's real dad lived," Christine Samuels says, nodding out the car window as she heads down the familiar road. She was 17 and still in high school when Adam was born. "We grew up together," Samuels says. "I was a kid when I had him." She is 43 years old now. As she continues down the road, a more recent landmark looms to the right: the Our Lady Queen of Peace church hall that Adam's younger brother Cameron burglarized about a year and a half ago. Cameron used the money to buy heroin, the drug that had snaked its way from older to younger brother, tightening its hold even as...

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