Wyoming News Briefs
February 10, 2022
Two deaths linked to Fentanyl
GILLETTE (WNE) — Fentanyl played a part in two overdose deaths within ten days of each other in December and January.
On Dec. 30, 2021, Dustin Patten, 38 was found by a family member in his apartment in the 700 block of Express Drive, said Campbell County Coroner Paul Wallem.
After an autopsy and a toxicology report, the probable cause of death was determined to be an overdose with a mixture of drugs, including fentanyl and meth, Wallem said.
Less than two weeks later, on Jan. 8, Brady Herdt, 30, was found unresponsive in his home on Monte Vista Lane.