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Man found dead from possible overdose in Myrtle Beach area mall parking lot

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A 31-year-old man was found dead from a possible drug overdose in the Coastal Grand Mall parking lot Monday evening, according to a police report.

Myrtle Beach police responded to the mall around 7 p.m. for a possible overdose.

Officers found an unresponsive man in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with a needle next to his body, according to the report. Medics also went to the scene and confirmed the victim died.

Officers searched the car and found a cigarette pack that had an off-white, powdery substance inside, according to the report. The substance tested positive for fentanyl.

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