Update: Homicide charges could come after fatal overdose in Little Hocking

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Update: 7/13/2017 4:00 p.m.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office received a call at 10:12 a.m yesterday morning at 231 Woodlawn Avenue in Little Hocking.

Authorities say, upon arrival 32 year old Amy J. Chevalier appeared to have overdosed and was dead.

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says his office is treating this case as a homicide and they are currently investigating who supplied the drugs to Chevalier.

When deputies arrived yesterday morning, they were concerned with the amount of different drugs around the room and decided to take precautionary measures.

"After a quick exam of the body we found what we thought was a loaded syringe indicating that it had not been in use, so we don't know the source of the overdose, where it actually came from and it could've been through the process of osmosis from the drug that was lying there on the counter," says Sheriff Mincks

A drug overdose in Belpre turned into a possible life-threatening situation for local first responders.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to an overdose just after 12:00 p.m. Wednesday at 231 Woodlawn Avenue in Belpre.

The Little Hocking Fire and Rescue and Marietta Fire Department, along with its Hazardous Materials Unit were on scene.

While it hasn’t' been confirmed, the Sheriff's Office suspects the overdose was caused by the drug Carfentanil.

Deputies are treating the scene as a hazmat situation.

According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid that's ten thousand times more potent than morphine.

It's also one hundred times more potent than fentanyl, a drug that's fifty times more potent than heroin itself.

WTAP is waiting on details from the Sheriff's Office on the current condition of the person who overdosed.

We will bring you the latest information as we know more, on WTAP News at 5, 6 and 11, and online at TheNewsCenter.tv.



 
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