Medical Examiner Office: Sergeant, friend died of cocaine and fentanyl mix

A drug overdose is the official cause of death for a police sergeant and his friend found dead last month in a Dearborn Heights garage, 

A source at the Medical Examiner's Office said that Sgt. John Burdick, 46, and his friend, 45-year-old James McEwen died from a mix of cocaine and fetanyl in a garage on Lochdale.

Police at the scene ruled out  no obvious signs of foul play, trauma, carbon monoxide poisoning or murder suicide. Michigan State Police began treating the investigation as a homicide. 

Both died from cocaine mixed with fetanyl, which is one of the current drug trends. Fetanyl, a powerful pain killer, is being blended with drugs like heroin and cocaine - linked to numerous deaths. 

Dearborn Heights police are waiting for the official toxicology results before commenting. Michigan State Police is still treating the case as a homicide investigation.

The classification for a homicide investigation means, anything that is not a death by natural causes. The official word has not come out with the autopsy. It is still under investigation. 

Toxicology reports were sent away with official results coming in up to four to six weeks which was also extended the current investigation.

Burdick was an 18-year veteran with the department and a father of two. McEwen lived in the 8500 block of Lochdale Street with his girlfriend in the home where he and Burdick were found. 
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