Death Ruled as Accidental, Drug Related
Published on June 20 2012 2:05 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp
Effingham County Coroner Leigh Hammer has ruled the May 13 death of an Effingham man as an accident, but drug-related.
Hammer ruled the death of 39-year-old Steven G. Arnold to be from opiate and alcohol intoxication. She said toxicology studies performed by the Coroner's Office indicate that Arnold died of a heroin overdose while being legally intoxicated.
Hammer has ruled the manner of death an accident.