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Unofficial source: 'bad dope' may have killed two in Faulkner County

Posted: May 13, 2014 - 9:22pm

At least two mysterious deaths in the Greenbrier area have some worried that “bad dope” may be going around, according to an unofficial source.

The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office and Greenbrier Police department have asked Arkansas State Police investigators to look into two deaths in Greenbrier, according to a press release issued by FCSO Tuesday evening.

State police are being asked to “investigate two similar deaths while [the deceased was] being detained,” the release reads. “Each Department received calls from citizens stating that [the deceased] were acting abnormal. Both cases have been turn over to the State Police at the request of Sheriff Andy Shock and Chief Gene Earnhart.”

A FCSO incident report describes one of the deaths that happened just past noon on Sunday east of Greenbrier. The reporting deputy, Johnny Fowlkes, writes in the report that he was at an animal complaint near the area when he was called to respond to a “suspicious person” report. Fowlkes saw the man “walking around in a driveway” and “yelling and screaming,” he wrote, and “talking, but in a manner that I could not understand.”

Fowlkes also wrote that he recognized the man as someone who went to the same gym he does, and that the man “had always been respectful … and would inquire about my profession.” Fowlks immediately suspected that he was “possibly on something,” he wrote.

The man got on the ground and put his hands behind his back as instructed, according to the report, but resisted being handcuffed. After the cuffs were on, he was “thrashing about” and Fowlkes called for MEMS paramedics and backup. One of the people who had gathered around the scene said he was a firefighter, and he and and Fowlkes tried to hold the man still until other deputies and state police arrived, the report states.

“I asked [the man] what he had taken to cause the reaction he was having, and all I could understand was, ‘You don’t want to know,’” the report reads. “I thought [the man] said ‘I’m going to be sick,’ [and] at that time [he] was rolled slightly to his right side. [The man] then stopped talking and at [that] moment I noticed his ears turning blue. [The man] was immediately turned onto his back and CPR was started."

A state trooper and a FCSO Corporal helped with CPR until MEMS arrived and took the man. Fowlkes writes that he later learned that the man had died.

The FCSO Corporal wrote in a supplemental report that he was driving to the scene and heard Fowlkes asking over the radio where MEMS was and “saying he needed them to hurry and get there.” He, Fowlkes and the state trooper took turns doing CPR chest compressions while a volunteer firefighter used a CPR rescue breath mask.

An on-call employee with the Greenbrier Police Department was asked at around 8:00 Tuesday night, when this newspaper found out that there were multiple similar deaths, if the Greenbrier Chief of Police or any designated information officer could give more information. As of 1 a.m. today they hadn’t called with any additional comment.

It has not been released through any official source that either of the deaths had anything to do with drugs, but a source close to the story said on condition of anonymity that it’s possible, and maybe likely, that some sort of tainted or especially dangerous drug may be in circulation, and that people should be aware of it.

The Log Cabin is reporting information from an unofficial source in this instance because of the need for the public to be aware of a possible significant danger. We will continue to cover this story. 

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conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 05/14/14 - 08:47 am
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At least no one was shot

Ban bad dope!

ARVoiceofLogic
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ARVoiceofLogic 05/14/14 - 11:27 am
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*sigh*

Your exploitation of death knows no bounds.

onlymyopinion
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onlymyopinion 05/14/14 - 10:01 am
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BAD DOPE

So is there such a thing as "Good Dope" I mean really, do you have any idea what goes into methamphetamines or other stuff, its amazing more people don't die from it. I think the LC is using poor journalism in reporting this if they have no idea what their talking about. How about doing some real investigation and not quote half-butt reports. Its not a news alert that drugs are bad and pose a significant danger, and do you thin dopers read the LC and go "OH SNAP" we better stop because they said something. There are better stories out there than this....really?

"It has not been released through any official source that either of the deaths had anything to do with drugs, but a source close to the story said on condition of anonymity that it’s possible, and maybe likely, that some sort of tainted or especially dangerous drug may be in circulation, and that people should be aware of it."

If you don't know then don't talk about it. ALL DRUGS ARE DANGEROUS, a few hundred people die everyday in Arkansas from drug usage, let the family's be and stop dragging up bad rumors or half-investigated claims. I knew one of the guys that died and his family, do you think they want to be reading this crap.

Joe Lamb
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Joe Lamb 05/14/14 - 10:10 am
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Okay.

Okay.

ARVoiceofLogic
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ARVoiceofLogic 05/14/14 - 11:28 am
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My lack of drug culture knowledge is showing

I googled dope and some say it's marijuana and some say heroine. Which dope is this article referencing?

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 05/14/14 - 11:36 am
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Can't you read?

It's referring to BAD DOPE. As in, not the good stuff.
You know non-good dope.

Read, people.

What is the world coming to when you can't trust illegal drugs?

I blame Bush and the war on drugs.

madiaz
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madiaz 05/14/14 - 03:19 pm
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Since no one has ever died

Since no one has ever died from cannabis, it's likely either pharmaceuticals or something tainted as is a usual consequence of prohibition.

Also sugar is deadly, but they probably aren't referring to that either.

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 05/14/14 - 03:44 pm
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right

Because pharmaceuticals and sugar are often called "dope"

Potheads LOL

mikeng1994
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mikeng1994 05/15/14 - 12:58 pm
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You would be wrong

DENVER — State regulators are revisiting the rules surrounding serving sizes for edible marijuana products in the wake of two high-profile death cases involving the use of pot-infused cookies and candies.

Elmer Fudd
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Elmer Fudd 05/15/14 - 01:41 pm
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The weed

on the street nowadays is much stronger than back in the day in this country. Of course Southeast Asia had all kinds of potent things about which the smart guy stayed away from. Check out the pic Deer Hunters for a take on that.

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