Two in Rockwood latest casualties in area’s ‘bad, bad’ drug problem

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By Cindy Simpson

Police believe two back-to-back deaths in Rockwood within the span of 24 hours may be drug related.

Rockwood Police Chief Bill Stinnett said a 29-year-old Crab Orchard woman staying with a friend in Rockwood is believed to have accidentally overdosed.

“They completed her autopsy this morning, so we are waiting for the toxicology to come back to know her actual cause of death,” Stinnett said late last week.

“Right now there doesn’t appear to be any foul play at this time,” said Stinnett.

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