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KARK Brett Cummins was “snorting…illegal narcotics…” according to friend jh13c

Details concerning what happened are coming out now. It seems that KARK can no longer ignore the fact that Cummins was snorting coke. (There is hope, check out testimony of one who has been delivered from drugs and alcohol and his name is Marvin.)Here is a Democrat-Gazette article on the incident:

Man, 24, found dead in Maumelle hot tub

SPENCER WILLEMS
ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE

    Maumelle police are awaiting preliminary autopsy results in the death of a man whose body was found in a hot tub Monday morning with a Little Rock TV weather forecaster sleeping next to him.
    Officers who responded to a “drowning call” about 8:10 a.m. at 16 Village Way found Dexter Williams, 24, of Mountain Pine naked and lying in the fetal position, said Lt. Jim Hansard, Maumelle Police Department spokesman.
    Detectives questioned KARK meteorologist Brett Cummins, who was asleep in the hot tub when the resident of the house discovered Williams’ body. Detectives also questioned Christopher Barbour, 36, who lives in the house, which backs up to the driving green at the Country Club of Arkansas, police reports said.
    Police have arrested no one, Hansard said.
    Williams was “cold to touch” when officers arrived at the residence, police reports said, and his face was “blue and purple” and there was a small ring of blood in the tub.
    He was also wearing a silver chained dog collar, police said.
    The men’s relationship is part of the investigation, Hansard said.
    “That’s something we’re delving into as we speak,” Hansard said. “They’re not family, I can tell you that.”
    Officers went to the Maumelle residence on a report that a man had drowned in an outdoor hot tub, Hansard said.
    But when they arrived, Barbour came out of his home and told officers the body was “inside” in his bathroom.
    After Maumelle Police Chief Sam Williams read Barbour his rights, Barbour told police that Williams, whom he knew only as Dexter, came to his house about 8 Sunday night with Cummins, who Barbour said is a friend.
    Barbour told investigators that the three men started to drink and that they started “snorting … illegal narcotics,” according to the reports, though Barbour told police he didn’t know what kind of drugs they were taking.
    About 10 p.m., the three men went to Barbour’s hot tub and continued to drink, reports said.
    Barbour said he left the hot tub and went to sleep on the couch about an hour later, reports said. He was awakened about 8 a.m. Monday by Cummins’ snores in the bathroom.
    Cummins and Williams appeared to have slept in the hot tub, Barbour told officers, and when he entered the bathroom, he noticed the tub had no water, and Cummins was lying on Williams’ head, the reports said.
    Shortly after waking Cummins, the two realized that Williams was unresponsive and his face was discolored.
    Cummins screamed, fled the bathroom and threw up on the living room floor, reports said.
    The meteorologist drove off, the affidavit said, but returned shortly after and gave a statement to detectives.
    Tuesday afternoon, investigators were awaiting preliminary autopsy results from the state Crime Laboratory and had not determined a cause of death. Results of the toxicology tests won’t be available immediately, Hansard said.
    KARK Manager Mike Vaughn wouldn’t comment on personnel matters but did say Cummins worked the Monday night broadcasts, hours after police had questioned him. He did not work Tuesday’s broadcasts.
    Cummins joined KARK in 2001, left for work in Baton Rouge in 2008, and returned to Little Rock later, according to his biography on the KARK website.

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