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Free Joshua Cross

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Vigilant Mother’s Against Drugs is a not-for-profit organization founded by Pastor Venice Cross on behalf of her youngest son, Joshua. Who while after returning from a basketball game in December 2014, we believe was given something to smoke or had something placed in his drink, unbeknownst to him. This substance could have been one of the many synthetic drugs called bath salts, K2 (Spice), which is increasingly being distributed today. These synthetic drugs are powerful and extremely dangerous. They can cause the user to suffer violent psychotic episodes, and severe memory loss. Joshua is a well-loved, well - respected young man in his church and community, who does not use drugs. That same night, Joshua was accused of stabbing his older brother, Narcia Gray to death. Joshua Cross has since been incarcerated for over two years, intermittently in solitary confinement, receiving little to no help for his mental state. Joshua has almost no memory of what transpired that night. We are petitioning for Joshua’s release that he may get the long over due help he desperately needs. We are also seeking for the State of North Carolina to make crucial changes in their mental health and drug/substance treatment policies for incarcerated persons in the North Carolina prison system so that others like Joshua, may receive the proper care and attention they require to go on and live healthy productive lives. Please stand with us.


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