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Police: Man may have died from 'grey death' overdose

Grey Death
Posted at 4:22 PM, Feb 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-06 13:10:47-05

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) - A Thomasville man is dead and police believe the cause may be an opioid overdose.

Investigators say the 'grey death' drug was located in the bedroom where 44 -year-old Eric Parker was found dead.

Drug agents say Parker also had prescription drugs that were prescribed to him.

An autopsy and toxicology report has to be done to determine the official cause of death. Drug squad agents say the deadly grey death drug is a mixture of heroin and fentanyl.

"If this guy did, in fact, pass away due to the Fentanyl heroin mixture, then that's proof enough to how dangerous it is, this guy has built up a tolerance by being on opioids his whole life, due to health complications. But still possibly overdosed, due to this combination of heroin and Fentanyl," said Louis Schofill, Drug Squad Commander.

Drug agents are working to figure out how Parker got the grey death drug.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, last year Georgia had among the top 11 states in the country with the most prescription opioid overdose deaths.