WPD: Meth found in home of apparent overdose victim


By Tom Barr - tbarr@wnewsj.com



Police said the man’s body was found inside this pickup truck. In the background is the garage which was destroyed by fire in late February.

Police said the man’s body was found inside this pickup truck. In the background is the garage which was destroyed by fire in late February.


Tom Barr | News Journal


Tom Barr | News Journal

WILMINGTON — Wilmington police officers responded to what was believed to be a fatal drug overdose at 772 Mead St. at 6:31 p.m. on Sunday.

Officers at the scene said a man had been found dead inside a pickup truck parked in the driveway.

Wilmington Police Chief Ron Cravens confirmed that the victim was a 43-year-old male. The name is being officially withheld awaiting confirmation that a particular family member has been informed.

An associate of the victim had found him slumped over in the vehicle and dialed 911. According to Cravens, the associate thought they felt a pulse, removed the victim from the truck and attempted to perform CPR.

Cravens told the News Journal the victim was already deceased when CPR was attempted.

Marijuana, meth, and drug paraphernalia were found in the residence said police, who took photos of the scene.

The body was taken by the Clinton County coroner and officials are awaiting a toxicology report since the death is suspicious in nature.

The incident occurred at the same address where the garage and a car were destroyed by fire on Feb. 23. The home is owned by Chad Henson, according to the Clinton County Auditor’s website.

The incident remains under investigation.

Police said the man’s body was found inside this pickup truck. In the background is the garage which was destroyed by fire in late February.
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