Wyatt's Story

With his big and shining personality, 23-year-old Wyatt Williamson lit up every room he entered.

"Wyatt really didn't know a stranger," his mother, Julie Hofmans, said. "Everybody loved Wyatt. He was my best friend."

Wyatt tragically passed away at age 23 after taking a pill he thought was Xanax, but was actually laced with the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl.   

By sharing Wyatt's story, Julie hopes to save other families from tragedy and heartache. 

“Are you willing to take a chance with your life … to take a pill and you don’t know where it came from?” 

Watch the video below.


Learn more about DEA's new public alert about counterfeit pills.