Drug use results in two dead, two injured


The Anderson County Coroner’s Office is investigating an incident on Sunday in which illicit drug use resulted in two deaths and two other people being injured and transported to AnMed.
According to Coroner Greg Shore, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Anderson County EMS and Medshore EMS responded to a 911 call around 2 am Sunday morning regarding a drug overdose.
One person was transported to AnMed for a drug overdose.
Another 911 call was around 6:44 am and upon the arrival of Emergency Medical
Services and Anderson County Sheriff’s Office two individuals were discovered outside
a residence deceased and one additional victim was discovered inside a residence
apparently suffering from a drug overdose. The two deceased individuals were
pronounced deceased on scene and the other victim was administered Narcan and
transported to the hospital.
Shore said that all four victims were using Methamphetamines and Fentanyl.
Shore further stated that this is a major case and that the Sheriff’s Office Special
Investigative Units and several investigators from his office were working on the case.
This is a situation where “all hands are on deck”, Shore said.
Shore also said that his office is seeing more and more drug related deaths and the illicit drug use in our county is sky rocketing.
The Coroner wants to remind people suffering from drug addiction disorder, that there are
a number of services that can help them with their addiction, but they have to take the
first step and ask for help.
The investigation is on-going by the Anderson County Office of the Coroner and the
Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.