CAMDEN COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - Camden County law enforcement officials are investigating multiple unexplained deaths.
On Thursday, various agencies responded to four separate deaths. An investigation is underway to determine the cause and if the deaths are connected.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says drug usage might have played a role in the deaths, however, this has not been confirmed by forensic tests. Officials did tell us one death was related to the consumption of an unknown “powdery substance" and another individual received treatment at a hospital after consuming the same substance.
The GBI Crime Lab in Savannah is conducting a toxicology report on the substance, which may have contained a more lethal drug. Autopsies and other laboratory examinations are being conducted at the lab as well.
The Brunswick Judicial Circuit said it had evidence that the substance was purchased by additional people in Camden County. It warned consumers of illegally purchased drugs to be aware of the risks involved with consuming them.
GBI says 39-year-old Alonzo Davis was arrested on outstanding warrants, and further charges are pending for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
GBI, the St. Marys Police Department, the Kingsland Police Department, and the Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS) are all involved in the investigation.
If anyone has any information concerning this investigation, please contact the Camden County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 912.510.5163.