Courtney Brown Jr.

  Courtesy of Courtney Brown Jr.

Courtesy of Courtney Brown Jr.

Courtney Brown Jr. was thrilled when his family moved to Southfield, a wealthy suburb of Detroit. He became accustomed to fancy clothes, good schools, and afternoons spent biking around the neighborhood with his best friend, Eddie Jackson Jr., who lived next door. Courtney Jr. sometimes counted cash with his dad, but it was years before he realized that his father earned a living in the heroin trade.

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Rob Szypko