Grieving Out Loud with Angela Kennecke

Snapchat & drug deals: hear from parents taking on social media giant after son dies

In this week’s episode of Grieving Out Loud, Angela Kennecke speaks with another family she met at the DEA Family Summit, a conference for midwest parents who’ve lost a child to fentanyl, that she attended in November of 2022. 

Bridgette and Tom Norring, a Hastings, Minnesota family, is one of the dozens of families suing the parent company of Snapchat after their children died from drug overdoses. Norring’s son, Devin, was an athlete, honor student, and musician who made a deadly mistake. He bought what he thought was a Percocet from a drug dealer through Snapchat, which ended up being 100 percent fentanyl and it killed him. 

Now the family wants to raise awareness and encourage Snapchat to make changes to prevent future drug deaths.