Oakland County Mother finds Son Dead after Possible Drug Overdose


OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, MI – We all quietly wonder when will the drug addiction deaths stop. Almost daily another young life is taken because of illegal drug use.  An Oakland County mother found her son unresponsive and not breathing on Tuesday August 8th, 2017 at approximately 4:00PM.

Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Oakland Township Fire Department responded to the 5000 block of Beechview Drive on the report of an unresponsive person. The homeowner found her son in his bedroom unresponsive and not breathing.




The 33-year-old man was reported to have had a history of drug abuse. Evidence of drug use was discovered at the scene. The man was declared dead at the scene when paramedics provided telemetry to Crittenton Hospital where a physician pronounced him deceased.

A Detective and an Investigator from the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene. An autopsy has been scheduled. The incident remains under investigation.

Help is available for those struggling with drug addiction. To assist people struggling with addiction and reduce drug demand, the Michigan State Police (MSP) has joined almost 200 police departments nationwide in the Angel Program, a pre-arrest diversion program.

This program allows addicted individuals, who meet qualifying criteria, the opportunity to seek treatment without the fear of being arrested.

The MSP Angel Program allows an individual struggling with drug addiction to walk into a MSP post during regular business hours and ask for assistance. If accepted into the MSP Angel Program, the individual will be guided through a professional substance abuse assessment and intake process to ensure proper treatment placement. An “Angel” volunteer, who is a member of the local community, will be present to support the individual during the process, and to provide transportation to the identified treatment facility.

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