Law enforcement investigating four deaths

Camden County law enforcement officers are investigating four separate deaths on Thursday that may have been caused by cocaine laced with a lethal or toxic substance.

“There is evidence that the potentially lethal substance was purchased by additional persons in Camden County. Consumers of illegally purchased substances of this nature should be aware of the extreme danger,” district attorney Jackie Johnson said in an urgent press release this morning. “… Law enforcement is also pursuing alleged suppliers of this substance for questioning. Toxicology results are pending at the GBI crime lab in Savannah.”

At least one person has died and a second person has been hospitalized after taking a substance that is believed to be cocaine, according to Johnson.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the St. Marys and Kingsland police departments, the Camden sheriff’s office and Naval Criminal Investigative Services are investigating the deaths to see if there is a connection and determine the cause of the deaths, according to a GBI press release.

“The preliminary investigation has revealed that drug usage might have played a role in the deaths, though this has not been confirmed by forensic tests,” according to GBI. “… The public should be aware of the continued dangers of consuming illegal drugs ranging from a variety of adverse reactions, up to and including death.”

Officers have arrested Alonzo Davis, 39, of Kingsland on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear and plan to charge with him with possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Anyone with any information pertaining to the investigation should contact the CCSO tip line at (912) 510-5163.

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