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Ravens, La. Tech standout LB died from fentanyl-laced cocaine, examiner says

Jul. 1, 2022 at 10:37 PM CDT

BALTIMORE (WAFB) - West Feliciana High and Louisiana Tech star linebacker Jaylon Ferguson died from the combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Ferguson died after police responded to a home in the northern district of Baltimore where they found him unresponsive and being treated by medics. Baltimore Police said that there were no signs of trauma found and that no foul play was suspected. A spokesman for the Maryland Department of Health said Ferguson’s death on June 21 was ruled an accident.

Dr. Louis Cataldie, an addiction medicine specialist, said fentanyl is killing people at a record pace.

“This stuff kills you like nothing else we’ve ever seen, and I mean nothing,” Cataldie said. “You can take a Lincoln penny, one old one cent piece, and put a speck on there that can cover his eye and you have enough to kill you.”

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