Police say Trumann death result of drug use

TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) – The Arkansas State Crime Lab has ruled the cause of death of a Trumann death as a result of drug use, according to Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson. Henson said Stanley Mattix, 63, of Trumann was found dead at a home on the 600 block of Ellis Avenue Thursday, February 20th.

At first, his death was ruled suspicious by Trumann Police.

The crime lab stated Mattix's use of drugs contributed to a severe and deadly reaction February 19th. The lab also stated Mattix had a lifetime of negligent drug use.

Henson said officers were called to the home after Mattix's roommate found him dead. His body was immediately sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for autopsy.

Henson said officers received tips that reported Mattix may have received tainted narcotics. It's not known what type of drug lead to Mattix's death.

Henson said several people were interviewed in the case.

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