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from: http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=974852&BRD=1285&PAG=461&dept_id=172355&rfi=8

Police say man's death may be drug-related

Transcript Staff October 17, 2000
Jacob Daniel Duroy may have died as a result of a possible drug overdose or from a drug-induced heart attack, Detective Don Blake said.
City police detectives said Monday they believe the death of a 20-year-old Norman man Sunday afternoon is drug-related.


Jacob Daniel Duroy may have died as a result of a possible drug overdose or from a drug-induced heart attack, Detective Don Blake said.


Blake said he and Detective Steve Lucas are basing their suspicions on interviews with people who were with Duroy shortly before he died and on preliminary findings from a state medical examiner's autopsy.


The medical examiner found no signs of trauma on Duroy's body, Blake said.


"The suspicion now is that it is drug-related, but we don't know yet what drug is involved." The detective added that "some type of designer drug" is suspected.


Toxicology tests will be performed at a state lab, investigators said. However, they added, it could take several weeks to get results.


Duroy was brought to Norman Regional Hospital's emergency room in cardiac arrest about 2:20 p.m. Sunday, Blake said. The two people who brought him there told detectives that Duroy became sick at a house located in the 1200 block of Dakota Street.


Investigators said at least one other person was present at the house when Duroy became ill. They said they have questioned all three people but have received differing accounts about what may have led up to the death.


"We still don't know exactly what happened. We are working on it," Blake said.

©The Norman Transcript 2000