Dying to get high — Part Four

Washoe County Corner’s Office releases Lassen County drug overdose statistics.

Publisher’s note: This information from the Washoe County Coroners Office reports drug deaths in Lassen County between Jan. 26, 2020 and June 24, 2023. All of these deaths are considered drug related. Both Washoe and Lassen County officials acknowledge this list may not be complete. Yesterday, Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon told Lassen News there have been two drug overdose deaths in Lassen County in the last two weeks. Sources at the Susanville Police Department report it sometimes takes many months to get autopsy reports on drug deaths. Lassen News did not request the identities of these overdose victims.

2020
Jan. 26, Susanville, 37-year-old man.
Acute fentanyl toxicity.

Feb. 9, Susanville, 33-year-old man.
Combined cocaine, heroin and ethanol toxicity.

March 7, Susanville, 29-year-old man.
Combined heroin and methamphetamine toxicity.

March 12, Susanville, 44-year-old man.
Combined fentanyl and heroin toxicity.

June 22, Herlong, 63-year-old man.
Methadone and heroin toxicity.

July 27, Susanville, 68-year-old man.
Combined morphine, codeine, oxymorphone, olanzapine, sertraline, pseudoephedrine and trazodone toxicity.

Aug. 2, Susanville, 51-year-old man.
Combined clozapine, chlorpromazine, lamotrigine, olanzapine and primidone toxicity.

Oct. 19, Herlong, 64-year-old man.
Atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease (acute methamphetamine toxicity and morbid obesity).

2021
Feb. 4, Susanville, 21-year-old man.
Acute methamphetamine toxicity (diabetic ketoacidosis).

April 6, Susanville, 39-year-old man.
Acute Methamphetamine toxicity (Morbid obesity, end-stage renal disease; hypertensive cardiovascular disease; chronic methamphetamine and alcohol abuse).

May 1, Doyle, 49-year-old man.
Acute poly drug toxicity (methamphetamine and fentanyl; Hypertensive cardiovascular disease).

May 7, Susanville, 26-year-old man.
Pulmonary thromboembolism (recent methamphetamine use).

June 5, Herlong, 57-year-old man.
Acute fentanyl, alprazolam and trazodone toxicity.

June 20, Litchfield, 58-year-old man.
Acute methamphetamine toxicity (Atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease; pulmonary emphysema).

July 27, Doyle, 50-year-old man.
Atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease (recent methamphetamine use; pulmonary emphysema).

Nov. 11, Susanville, 44-year-old man.
Acute fentanyl, acetyifentanyl and morphine intoxication.

Nov. 30, Janesville, 63-year-old woman.
Dilated cardiomyopathy (complications of chronic alcoholism; hypertension, acute and chronic methamphetamine use).

Dec. 12, Susanville, 67-year-old man.
Cardiomegaly of the hypertensive type (acute combined methamphetamine and amphetamine toxicity; coronary artery atherosclerosis).

2022
Jan. 3, Susanville, 58-year-old man.
Acute methamphetamine toxicity (hypertensive cardiovascular disease).

Jan. 6, Litchfield, 62-year-old man.
Hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (acute methamphetamine toxicity, chronic alcohol abuse, cigarette smoking).

Feb. 21, Susanville, 57-year-old man.
Acute fentanyl and methamphetamine toxicity.

Feb. 23, Standish, 28-year-old man.
Acute oxycodone and ethanol toxicity.

March 18, Susanville, 53-year-old man.
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (acute methamphetamine toxicity).

March 20, Susanville, 44-year-old man.
Acute heroin, ethanol and cyclobenzaprine intoxication.

March 31, Susanville, 25-year-old woman.
Combined methamphetamine, fentanyl, acetyl fentanyl, buprenorphine and alcohol toxicity.

April 3, Susanville, 29-year-old woman.
Acute alprazolam, hydrocodone, cyclobenzaprine and fentanyl toxicity.

April 14, Susanville, 64-year-old woman.
Mixed drug toxicity (hydrocodone, trazodone, cyclobenzaprine, sertraline, diphenhydramine and ethanol; chronic kidney disease).

May 9, Susanville, 46-year-old woman, suicide.
Acute nicotine toxicity (chronic methamphetamine abuse; chronic ethanol abuse).

May 11, Susanville, 37-year-old man.
Congestive heart failure (chronic Methamphetamine abuse; chronic ethanol abuse).

June 13, Susanville, 74-year-old man.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (recent methamphetamine use).

July 22, Litchfield, 50-year-old man.
Methamphetamine toxicity (atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes).

Aug. 20, McArthur, 47-year-old man.
Acute methamphetamine toxicity (chronic ethanol abuse; atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease).

Sept. 26, Susanville, 57-year-old man.
Acute methamphetamine toxicity (hypertensive cardiovascular disease).

Oct. 18, Susanville, 65-year-old man.
Acute fentanyl intoxication (atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease).

Oct. 25, Susanville, 67-year-old man.
Acute fentanyl and methamphetamine toxicity (hypertensive cardiovascular disease).

Oct. 28, Susanville, 77-year-old man, suicide.
Acute fentanyl, acetyl fentanyl, methamphetamine and hydroxyzine toxicity.

Dec. 15, Susanville, 29-year-old man.
Acute fentanyl toxicity (chronic ethanol abuse; cerebrovascular accident).

Dec. 22, Susanville, 53-year-old man.
Fentanyl toxicity.

Dec. 22, Susanville, 58-year-old man.
Oxycodone, oxymorphone, morphine, cyclobenzaprine and citalopram toxicity.

2023
Jan. 20, Doyle, 27-year-old man.
Combined effects of fentanyl and ethanol.

Jan. 31, Herlong, 61-year-old man.
Acute methamphetamine toxicity (right-sided congestive heart failure associated with pulmonary hypertension; hepatic cirrhosis associated with chronic alcohol abuse; pulmonary emphysema).

Feb. 22, Litchfield, 65-year-old man.
Combined methamphetamine and tamsulosin toxicity (hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatic cirrhosis and hepatitis ).

March 31, Doyle, 77-year-old man.
Acute methamphetamine intoxication (atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease and diabetes).

April 6, Doyle, 63-year-old man.
Methamphetamine toxicity (intra-abdominal sarcoma; atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease).

April 16, Susanville, 60-year-old man.
Acute methamphetamine toxicity (hypertensive cardiovascular disease).

April 18, Susanville, 39-year-old female.
Acute fentanyl and methamphetamine toxicity.

April 24, Susanville, 46-year-old female.
Acute methamphetamine and lorazepam intoxication.

May 1, Susanville, 57-year-old man.
Acute methamphetamine toxicity (atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease; gastrointestinal hemorrhage, chronic methamphetamine use, obesity).

May 28, Susanville, 25-year-old man.
Acute sertraline, tramadol, gabapentin and fentanyl toxicity.

June 24, McArthur, 44-year-old man.
Acute fentanyl, methamphetamine and dextro/levo methorphan intoxication.