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Lenoir Police Department investigating multiple cases of reported overdoses

LENOIR, NC (May 28, 2019) — The Lenoir Police Department is investigating multiple cases of reported overdoses from this past weekend. The first reported case was on May 25, 2019 and the last was on May 27, 2019. In total there were seven victims at six different locations. Investigators are still trying to determine if these incidents are related and to what extent.

On May 27, 2019 officers from the Lenoir Police Department responded to an address on Maple Place in Lenoir for a report of overdose. Upon arriving on the scene officers located two overdose victims. One of those victims Christopher Dorian Ducker (DOB 04/27/1975) of 223 Maple Place, Lenoir, died at the scene from an apparent overdose.

The investigation into these incidents is ongoing. It is too early in the investigation to have an identification of the specific substances involved which may have resulted in overdosing the victims, however illicit drug use is suspected in most of the cases.

Chief Brent Phelps stated “Overdoses have become all too common in communities across the country. These incidents are concerning and we are dedicating a large part of our manpower and resources into these investigations. Our folks continue to work diligently fulfilling law enforcement’s role in combatting substance abuse for this community.”

Anyone with information relating to this or any other crime is asked to contact the Lenoir/Caldwell County Crime Stoppers at 758-8300 or the Lenoir Police Department at 757-2100.