Shamokin police probe suspected overdose death
SHAMOKIN - Police here are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man who may have died from a drug overdose Tuesday morning at his home at 123 S. Shamokin St.
Northumberland County Coroner James Kelley pronounced the victim dead shortly after authorities were summoned to the scene at approximately 10 a.m. Neither Kelley nor Shamokin Police Chief Edward Griffiths identified the man, who lived at the half-double home with his girlfriend.
They said the death is not considered suspicious.
Kelley said an autopsy will be conducted at 8 a.m. today at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown in hopes of determining the cause of death.
An emergency call dispatched by Northumberland County Communications Center reported someone being in cardiac arrest.
AREA Services, Cpls. Bryan Primerano and Jarrod Scandle and Patrolmen William Zalinski and Shane Mowery also responded.
Police remained at the scene until 1:30 p.m.