2009-06-13 / Top News

Drug Overdose Blamed in Deaths

Autopsies on Blake Slentz and Bridgette Powers conclude the two died from a multi-drug overdose involving methadone, a prescription painkiller, and oxycodone, more commonly known as Oxycontin. The combination of the two drugs was the cause of death, Mackinac Island's Chief of Police Jim Marks said, who added that the results close the case.

"We can't do anything else with it now," he said. "We know what the cause of death is, although we are looking into where they got the drugs from."

The engaged couple from Greenville, seasonal workers on Mackinac Island, were found dead by a roommate in a Mackinac Island apartment Thursday, May 28.

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