Archive for Monday, March 22, 2010

Mayor in critical condition at hospital following overdose

March 22, 2010, 12:41 p.m.

Updated: March 22, 2010, 4:20 p.m.

The Tonganoxie mayor is in critical condition this afternoon after what Tonganoxie police are investigating as a possible suicide attempt.

Mike Vestal was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after overdosing on prescription medication, Tonganoxie police Lt. Billy Adcox said Monday. A call was made to Leavenworth County dispatchers about 10:45 a.m. Sunday from someone else at Vestal's residence, Adcox said.

According to Tonganoxie police Chief Kenny Carpenter, it is routine to investigate overdoses as possible suicide.

“Anytime we have a drug overdose, we investigate is as a possible suicide until we know otherwise,” Tonganoxie police Chief Kenny Carpenter said Monday.

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