Police Release Names Of Ecstasy Victims

Monday, April 7, 2014

Chattanooga Police have released the names of two people who were hospitalized and another who died apparently from taking the drug Ecstasy.

The names of the overdose victims possibly related to the Ecstasy used at the party Saturday night are Antonio Espey, 20, and Roger Bell, 24.  The two arrived at Parkridge Hospital Sunday morning due to the apparent overdose and are in stable condition. 

A third overdose victim arrived at a local hospital Sunday evening but it is uncertain at this time whether it is related to the party, police said.  Robert Allen, 20, was dropped off at Parkridge Hospital on Sunday morning and possibly died as a result of taking the Ecstasy at the party Saturday night. 

Chattanooga Police are awaiting the results of the autopsy from the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death of Mr. Allen.


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