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Clearwater County Coroner Discovers Fentanyl is the Cause of 34-Year-Old’s Death in Late June

TROY – On June 26, Clearwater County Sheriff Deputies and Elk River Ambulance responded four miles up Basin Road for a report of an unresponsive male.

It was discovered that 34-year-old Kenneth Meckel of Troy, Idaho was deceased upon the arrival of first responders. During the investigation, the Clearwater County Coroner ordered an autopsy be conducted in an attempt to learn the cause of Meckel’s death.

After the completion of the autopsy and toxicology, it was determined the cause of death to be toxic effects of Fentanyl.