Fentanyl overdose suspected in 24 year-old's death
More information was made available regarding the death of a 24-year-old Delafield man, Wayne Wilson.
Wilson was found in his bedroom on Laurel Circle around 8 p.m. on Dec. 5, according to police. Reports say that his girlfriend and his best friend stopped by to check on his well being because Wilson hadn't responded to phone calls or text messages, and did not show up for his work shift at 4 p.m.
Reports say the two found him without a pulse and not breathing in his bedroom. They called 9-1-1 and tried to administer CPR. When emergency responders arrived, they pronounced him dead on the scene.
Police reports show that friends and family members said "there was nothing that had been said by Wilson that would indicate any concerns that he would attempt to harm himself."
Friends indicated that Wilson had struggled with an addiction to pain killers. A high dosage Fentanyl patch was found on the scene.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Fentanyl is a rapid-acting opioid drug and exposure through inhalation, oral exposure or ingestion or skin contact may be fatal. Fentanyl is estimated to be 80 times as potent as morphine and hundreds of times more potent than heroin. It is a drug of abuse, according to the CDC.
The official cause of death is still pending toxicology reports, which are expected in six to eight weeks. Preliminary tests found traces of amphetamines, opiates and benzodiazepines but have yet to be confirmed by toxicology reports.
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