Autopsy: Morristown boy in drug investigation didn't die naturally

Autopsy: Morristown boy in drug investigation didn't die naturally

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MORRISTOWN (WATE) - The medical examiner has ruled that a 13-year-old Morristown boy didn't die of natural causes in May.

Chase Collins' grandmother, Lillian Collins, told police she found him unresponsive on May 28. He was dead when officers arrived at her home.

Lillian Collins was later arrested on drug charges.

Police said they found prescription narcotics in her home that were stored in a way consistent with illegal re-selling. They also seized nearly $1,200 in cash and electronic surveillance equipment.

Investigators are reviewing the autopsy findings with the Hamblen County District Attorney General's Office to determine the next phase of the investigation.

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