WASHINGTON D.C. — Home videos of Sammy Chapman provide a snapshot of a young man who was described as sweet and curious by those who knew him.
The videos show the happy times of Sammy fishing, celebrating birthdays, and playing with his brother.
“He was nose tackle on the football team,” his dad Sam Chapman told our Washington News Bureau. “He was a big bruiser weightlifter and he always protected his little brother.”
But Sammy’s promising life was cut short in February of 2021 when he was just 16 years old.
His parents say Sammy was contacted by a drug dealer on Snapchat who sold him what turned out to be a fentanyl-laced pill.
At the time, his parents had no idea about the transaction.
“A dealer reached out to our son on Snapchat and delivered something to the house like a pizza and it was a counterfeit drug and …