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Body found at Powell Place

Barnesville Police and coroner Jim Smith are investigating a possible overdose death. UPDATE: The victim has been identified and the death was not drug related. The body of a black male was found about 4 p.m. in apartment 426 at Powell Place Apartments near Lamar County High School. Police radio traffic originally indicated a drug overdose may be involved but Smith said the man, Willie Rainey Jr., had been sick and died of natural causes. The apartment complex was the scene of multiple drug arrests two weeks ago.

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