Shawano Co. death may be linked to synthetic opioids
3:31 PM, Jun 26, 2018
7:11 PM, Jun 26, 2018
CECIL, Wis. - The Shawano County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 57-year-old Shawano man. Captain Tom Tuma said the death may be connected to synthetic opioids, but the Department is waiting for final confirmation from the State Crime Lab.
EMS crews responded to 400 North Lake Drive in the Village of Cecil on Saturday, June 23rd at 11:30 a.m. That address is listed as the Cecil Fireside Inn. The Sheriff's Office said a deputy on scene noticed an 'unusual material." The immediate area was evacuated and the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation Clandestine Lab Team was called in. After they confirmed the presence of a synthetic controlled substance, the Public Health Department was notified.