Massena police investigating teen’s death possibly caused by drug overdose
By ANDY GARDNER
MASSENA -- Village police are investigating the death of a teenager who is believed to have overdosed on Friday.
Chief Adam Love said there is an active investigation into the death of Brady Currier, 19.Love said official confirmation of the cause of death is pending.
“We’re still awaiting toxicology reports to get the cause of death,” Love said.
Currier’s obituary does not use the word overdose, but says he “lost his battle with addiction” and asks for memorial contributions to the Boys and Girls Club of Massena.
Love said official confirmation would make this the first fatal overdose in the Village of Massena since Operation Gravy Train, an interstate drug probe that resulted in 106 people arrested for selling, possessing with intent to distribute and conspiring to sell drugs, 27 of which were from Massena.
Love said drug activity slowed down after the raids, which is typical after such an event, but he’s not sure if this could be an indication that it is picking back up.
“Anytime we do a big bust, all drug-related incidents slow down, but they never go away,” the chief said. “We hope that’s not what’s occurring … but it’s too early to tell right now.”
Currier’s brother, Dustin Currier, is a Massena Police Department patrolman and his uncle is Tim Currier, the village mayor.
View Currier’s full obituary here.