"Pill party" may have caused two deaths in Athens motel
10/18/12 - 11:50 pm
Several local news outlets are reporting that a man and a woman were found dead in a room in the Starlight Motel in Athens on Wednesday night, in a case that police believe is the result of accidental overdose at a "pill party." The Kingston Daily Freeman reports:
County Sheriff’s Investigator Sean McCulloch said authorities were called to the Starlight Motel on U.S. Route 9W just before 9 p.m. Wednesday to check on the occupants of one of the rooms there after the motel’s owner spotted an unfamiliar car in the parking lot and a door to one of the motel rooms slightly ajar.
McCulloch said that when authorities entered the room, they found two men in their 20s and two women in their 30s and drugs were present.
One man and one woman were dead, and the other two people were heavily drugged, “incoherent and unable to speak,” McCulloch said.
Sheriff [sic] McCulloch said that the drug problem in Greene County is "getting worse."
The Catskill Daily Mail is reporting that no charges have been filed, although the investigation is ongoing.
|Farmers' Market of the Week: Lexington Farmers' Market|
|Fabulous Phlox of the Catskills!|
|Black-Eyed Susans Gone Wild (In Catskills Gardens)!|
|Mints of the Mountains II – Monarda (aka Beebalm)|
|Yarrow – Catskills Wildflower or Garden Flower?|
|Daylily vs. Lily Redux|
|FREE WINE TASTING! AUG 27|
|Farmers' Market of the Week: Saugerties|
|Farmers' Market of the Week: Pakatakan Market|
|ANDES HOTEL CANS & CLAMS FRIDAYS -HUMMEL'S MUG & ESQUELA AUG 26th & SEPT 2ND|
|O'Neill's Shire Pub- Server & Bartender Needed|
|Foundation Donor Sponsor Event|
|First Presbyterian Church of Delhi Seeks Organist|
|“THE FIRST ARTIST IN AMERICA” JOHN VANDERLYN - MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS|
|23Arts Summer Music & Jazz Festival world premieres FICTIONS: Borges in Tango|
|Ragtime, Joplin, the Birth of Jazz and Sounds of Brazil at 23Arts Summer Music & Jazz Festival|
|Central Catskills Abstract Co. Is Hiring -- Part-Time Office Assistant|
|MTC Is Hiring -- Accounting Assistant|
|CAR SHOW at the EMERSON! VROOM! VROOM!|
|BEES, HONEY & YOU returns by popular request - Saturday, August 27th!|
|The Catskill Recreation Center is Hiring: Morning Lifeguards|
|Callahan Catskill Real Estate's New Listing in Stamford NY by Joanne Callahan|