Newton man’s death east of Hesston ruled drug overdose

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Published: Apr. 4, 2023 at 6:28 PM CDT
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HARVEY COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) - The Harvey County Sheriff’s Office determined a man, found dead last Thursday, March 30, in a home near Hesston, died from a drug overdose. The sheriff’s office identified the man as 48-year-old Ardell Jones, of Newton.

A second man rushed from the scene in the 8000 block of North West Road to a hospital was in critical condition due to drug use inside the home where he lives, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office said the 55-year-old man, a resident of the home east of Hesston, is out of the hospital.