Clayton man pronounced dead from possible overdose

One Clayton man has been pronounced dead due to what authorities suspect is a result of an overdose.

According to the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office, authorities were dispatched to a home on Eastern Cross Lane in Clayton in reference to a possible death.

Rabun County EMS was already at the scene when deputies arrived at the residence at 10:35 p.m. on Friday night.

Upon law enforcement’s arrival they found the man lying on the living room floor in front of the couch.

Deputies called for both the coroner and the on-duty investigator.

A search of the area around the body yielded a large bag of methamphetamine, two bags of suspected heroin in powder form, a digital scale and a glass meth pipe.

According to the responding investigator, the man had been using the illegal drugs for personal use and for out-of-town guests who frequented the residence.

Although the official autopsy report has not yet been submitted, law enforcement suspects the man’s cause of death was due to a drug overdose.