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Police identify Newport victim of reported methadone overdose; suspect released from jail without charges

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Authorities say a man died of a reported methadone overdose in Newport over the weekend, but were tight-lipped about the incident as they continued investigating this week.

Newport police officers were called at 1:41 a.m. Saturday to an apartment complex at 1624 10th Ave., for a 32-year-old man who had reportedly overdosed on methadone, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Newport police.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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