It was obvious when he came home late, walked into our bedroom, and just stood there for a few seconds before going to his room. In the morning, we discovered he had put his coat in the kitchen cupboard with the dinner plates. Jamie was high again. Nancy became fearful of her own nephew, and probably with good reason. At one point, he had tried to tie his own mother up so he could steal drug money from her. Another night, he broke down her bedroom door to get to her and her money.

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