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Drug Related Death Suspected

(Michigan City, IN) - Michigan City Police are investigating a death possibly related to drugs.


20-year old Dennis Barger III was taken Sunday afternoon by ambulance from the 300 block of South Street. He later died at the hospital. Police say a 26-year-old woman exhibiting similar symptoms of possible drug use was also taken to the same hospital. 


Because of the ongoing investigation, police did not say if heroin or any other specific drug was suspected in the case. Opiates may have been involved. According to experts, opiates can be anything from heroin and fentanyl to other drugs like morphine and Vicodin.


Anyone who might have information helpful to the investigation is asked to contact Michigan City Police.

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