VIDEO – FIRST AMERICANS DYING –
June 22, 2022 – Ollinger was right. Her 33-year-old son, Justin Lee Littledog, died March 7 of a fentanyl overdose. She says his autopsy’s toxicology report showed there was 15.5 mg of the drug in his system. The estimated lethal dose of fentanyl in humans is 2 mg.
“I feel that I have lost a huge, big part of me, and I fight for that daily when I wake up in the morning and I go to bed at night. I lost my child. He made me a mother,” Ollinger said. She’s now on a mission to destigmatize addiction and encourage people to get help.
Blackfeet Nation declared a state of emergency in March after there were 17 opioid overdoses and four deaths on the reservation in a week.
But fentanyl is not just a reservation issue, it’s a statewide issue.
“Since 2020, our crime lab confirmed fentanyl deaths increased 1,100%,” Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen said.