Four deaths that occurred Thursday throughout Camden County may have resulted from drug overdoses, and drug-related charges are pending against at least one alleged dope dealer, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney.
Law enforcement agencies in Camden County responded to four separate deaths throughout the day Thursday in various locations, all suspected drug overdoses, said Stacy Carson, Agent in Charge of the GBI office in Kingsland. Authorities are investigating to determine whether the four deaths are related. Autopsies are being performed at the GBI Crime Lab in Savannah.
DA Jackie Johnson said at least one of the deaths resulted from suspected cocaine use. Another person was hospitalized as a result of cocaine use, she said. Authorities are investigating to determine whether the suspected cocaine had been mixed with “a more toxic or lethal drug,” she said. Authorities are further investigating to determine whether such a lethal drug mixture caused the other three deaths, she said.
Alonzo Davis, 39, was arrested in Camden County on outstanding arrest warrants, Carson said. Charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute are pending against Davis, she said. Carson would not elaborate on a connection between the charges against Davis and the suspected overdose deaths, citing the ongoing investigation.
The investigation is being conducted jointly by the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Marys and Kingsland police departments, the GBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative services (NCIS).
Johnson warned that those who purchase illegal drugs are at risk of volatile and even deadly consequences.
“There is evidence that the potentially lethal substance was purchased by additional persons in Camden County,” she said. “Consumers of illegally purchased substances of this nature should be aware of the extreme danger.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Camden County Sheriff’s Office Tips Line at 912-510-6163.