The Chief of Police for the Kirkersville (OH) Police Department who was found dead in his home on May 25 reportedly died of acute intoxication by fentanyl, according to a coroner's report.
According to the coroner’s office, a plastic sandwich bag found where Hughes died tested positive for cocaine. A syringe was also determined to be positive for fentanyl, according to Fox News.
Chief James Hughes Jr. — who was 35 years old — had only been on the job for a few months before he died.
Hughes left behind a wife and three young children.