More than an addict, never a killer, says opioid victim’s friends

Gavin Remaley spent half his life addicted to opioids, finding little success at kicking addiction. In 2017, he gave his roommate drugs that led to a fatal overdose and was charged with murder. Overcome by anxiety, he overdosed on Nov. 2.
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Gavin Remaley spent half his life addicted to opioids, finding little success at kicking addiction. In 2017, he gave his roommate drugs that led to a fatal overdose and was charged with murder. Overcome by anxiety, he overdosed on Nov. 2.

Josh Shaffer covers Wake County and federal courts. He has been a reporter for The News & Observer since 2004 and previously wrote a column about unusual people and places.