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The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a Pennock woman who died of a suspected drug overdose near New London Saturday.

According to the Sheriff’s office, at about 10:43 p.m. on Saturday, April 16th, the department responded to the report that 19 year old Samantha Myers was unconscious at a residence along the Hwy 9 NE, near New London. Emergency medical services were also dispatched and Myers was determined to be deceased.

An investigation into the death was started with a possible cause of the death being related to the overdose from a suspected illegal narcotic. Myers was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey.
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Lakes Area Rural Responders, New London Ambulance, Centra Care Ambulance Service, and the Cee-VI Drug and Gang Task Force. This case remains under investigation.