Waldoboro man died of methadone overdose

Posted April 07, 2011, at 2:20 p.m.
Last modified April 08, 2011, at 10:28 a.m.

WALDOBORO, Maine — An accidental overdose of methadone killed a 37-year-old Waldoboro man, according to an amended autopsy report from the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office.

Jeffrey Stone’s body was found outside his brother’s property on Goshen Road on Jan. 5.

Originally, the autopsy results were inconclusive, but further toxicology tests uncovered the methadone.

“He was being prescribed that and getting the methadone at the clinic in Rockland up until when it closed,” said Stephen McCausland, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman.

Turning Tide, the Rockland methadone clinic, closed months before Stone’s death.

“The assumption is that it was methadone that was prescribed to him to begin with [that killed him],” McCausland said Thursday. He added that investigators assume the methadone came from another clinic.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Maine State Police had been investigating Stone’s death, but the case is now closed.