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Police: Leesburg death could have been caused by drug overdose

Police in Leesburg said they believe a woman's death Wednesday could have been caused by a drug overdose. (Source: WALB) Police in Leesburg said they believe a woman's death Wednesday could have been caused by a drug overdose. (Source: WALB)
Officers found the woman dead inside a duplex on Starksville Avenue Wednesday afternoon. (Source: WALB) Officers found the woman dead inside a duplex on Starksville Avenue Wednesday afternoon. (Source: WALB)
Lt. James Vick, Leesburg Police Department (Source: WALB) Lt. James Vick, Leesburg Police Department (Source: WALB)
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Police in Leesburg said they believe a woman's death on Wednesday could have been caused by a drug overdose.

LPD Lt. James Vick said officers found a woman dead inside a duplex on Starksville Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

On Thursday, investigators said that they are now waiting on a toxicology report from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Crime Lab.

However, police said they did find a powdery substance near the woman's body. They said they believe it could be meth or heroin.

While Lt. Vick said drugs aren't a huge epidemic in the city of Leesburg, the city's position on several well-traveled highways does make way for dangerous drugs to be in the community.

"It's here. Everybody knows it," Vick explained. "I know the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit, Lee County Drug Unit, I'm constantly calling them and getting information from them about the new drugs that are coming in. They've been real helpful with their resources and helping us out."

It will take about three weeks for that toxicology report to come back.

Vick said it is possible the drugs could have been laced with something even more dangerous.

He said the best thing for people to do is not use any illegal drugs because you don't know what it could be laced with and that could be deadly.

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