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Autopsy finds drugs, alcohol in Appling man's body

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 1:21 PM
Last updated 7:15 PM
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An autopsy ruled that an Appling man found dead in his vehicle in May had drugs and alcohol in his system.

Police discovered the body of Dayton Counsell, 21, in a vehicle in the Washington Square parking lot May 10. Coroner Grover Tuten said Counsell had been there at least 48 hours before being discovered.

Tuten said an autopsy determined Counsell had methylone, methamphetamines and alcohol in his body. Methylone is a chemical found in synthetic drugs such as “bath salts” and “Spice.”

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/16/13 - 01:25 pm
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Dog Bites Man

That's hardly surprising, since his car was parked in front of a bar.

redapples
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redapples 07/16/13 - 01:29 pm
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The sadness of addition has

The sadness of addition has many faces and this young man is just one of those faces.

thauch12
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thauch12 07/16/13 - 03:27 pm
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Seriously...what is wrong with the AC?

Have some respect for the dead, Chronicle. This isn't news and this article was entirely unnecessary.

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rmwhitley 07/16/13 - 03:05 pm
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It is

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ABSOLUTELY NEWS. People keep taking this crap and dying from doing so. One day it will be your child. Warn their dumba--es before it's too dadgum late. Or invest heavily in an insurance policy when they are born.

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rocketserve 07/16/13 - 03:50 pm
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You are right

Unpublished

Thauch12, this is not news at all. This is a private family matter and I don't exactly remember seeing anyone requesting information on this person's death. But then again, it is big news when a new Mongolian restaurant opens so go figure.

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corgimom 07/16/13 - 04:31 pm
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Thauch, perhaps you don't

Thauch, perhaps you don't recall how many were critical of RCSO over this and many wondered if he had been the victim of foul play. It was a legitimate news story.

There is nothing sensational about this, nothing exploitive.

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palmetto1008 07/16/13 - 06:30 pm
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just perhaps, thauch, it may

Unpublished

just perhaps, thauch, it may be a deterrence or a wake up call for someone else. But, then, I have doubts. Young people, probably like this young man, don't read the newspaper and they have a unnerving perception immortality.

concernmom
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concernmom 07/16/13 - 07:32 pm
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May 2013???

"An autopsy ruled that an Appling man found dead in his vehicle in May". This is July! Why so long for the results? Where is our forensic lab for Augusta? Come on people, where's the outrage! Despite what others think, this is news. It's a wake-up call.

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thauch12 07/16/13 - 08:40 pm
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Unbelievable.

The level of ignorance demonstrated by the Chronicle and the above commenters is remarkable. All this speculative article tells us is that the deceased man had alcohol and drugs in his system when he died. He could have done Spice for the first time the week before he died or it could even have been something as mundane as Adderall. The fact of the matter is that NONE of you have any idea what happened to this young man, much less what killed him and this article doesn't give you ANY facts that could possibly justify making such judgments.

Have some common decency people. Your mothers taught you better than this!

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Graymare 07/16/13 - 08:56 pm
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So sad...

May he rest in peace.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/16/13 - 09:40 pm
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"All this speculative article

"All this speculative article tells us is that the deceased man had alcohol and drugs in his system when he died. "

I don't know what story you read, but the story I read listed each drug found in his body. There was nothing speculative about it.

And meth leaves the body quickly, that was recent.

Adderall is not "mundane", and adderal is not methamphetamine.

However, thauch, perhaps you should consider not reading the story, if this upsets you.

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Young Fred 07/17/13 - 06:49 am
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I..

.. I was hijacked!

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Young Fred 07/17/13 - 06:53 am
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It doesn’t look good for this

It doesn’t look good for this young man, but I would caution the posters to hold off on their suppositions.

You just never know EXACTLY what may have happened.

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itsanotherday1 07/17/13 - 09:23 am
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TV and radio news reports say

TV and radio news reports say that authorities CONCLUDED that he died from a mix of recreational drugs; which strongly suggests they saw blood/tissue levels of these chemicals at high enough levels for toxicity.

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Bizkit 07/17/13 - 12:26 pm
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Methylone is related to MDMA

Methylone is related to MDMA (ecstasy) and has an amphetamine structural core so it seems redundant to say positive for both. I didn't realize they have a test that can distinguish between the two. So was his car running and he was asphyxiated or was it an overdose? Sad tale for such a young man-my sympathy to the family.

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JRC2024 07/18/13 - 12:33 am
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Check out his past brushes

Check out his past brushes with the law.

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