• Autopsy shows NC district court judge died of fentanyl, heroin overdose


    GREENSBORO, N.C. - An autopsy report shows a North Carolina judge died of a fentanyl and heroin overdose.

    District Court Judge Tom Jarrell was found unresponsive on the bedroom floor of his home in High Point on Aug. 3.

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    The report from the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner also says the 56-year-old Jarrell had alcohol in his system.

    According to the report, Jarrell had a medical history with an irregular heartbeat, but police found a plastic bag with a powdered substance in his pocket.

    The autopsy found that there was a possible needle puncture in his right arm with dried blood. Also, the report said police found a pocketknife and a piece of paper containing a powdered substance in his bathroom.

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