OxyContin’s toll hits home for musician’s loved ones
Mother reaches to find pieces of lost son’s life
Quincy defense lawyer Daniel O’Malley, a former district court judge, sees it all the time: young people getting involved with opiate narcotics and losing to the drugs, hard and fast. Death is tragic but common - but it’s not a fate O’Malley saw coming for Adam Benka, a Berklee College of Music student he tried to look out for in Boston. “I really took a liking to this kid,’’ said O’Malley, who specializes in drug-related cases.