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Man identified in Bellefonte overdose death

Police have released the identity of the man who died of a suspected drug overdose Monday morning.

Roy Simcisco, 27, died after emergency medical personnel and police responded to a home on the 100 block of West High Street after getting a call about a medical emergency about 1:20 a.m., according to Bellefonte police.

Bellefonte, assisted by Spring Township and state police, subsequently conducted a search of two homes after responding to the call and seized drugs, cellphones, cash, computers and drug paraphernalia.

The investigation into the death is ongoing. Bellefonte Chief Shawn Weaver said police are waiting for the results of lab tests on the drugs.

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