Bel Air Teen Dies Of Suspected Overdose

The Bel Air resident is the second young adult in the Marywood development to die of a suspected drug overdose within two months.

A Bel Air man died in his home of a suspected drug overdose Saturday. His is the second overdose death of a young person in that community within the past two months.

Patrick Miorada, 19, was found dead in his basement bedroom in the 1400 block of Saint Francis Road in the Marywood development off Route 24, according to Monica Worrell, public information officer with the .

Miorada's father checked on the teen shortly after 10 a.m., and when he couldn't wake him, attempted CPR then contacted law enforcement, said.

Police believe the death was related to a drug addiction and a controlled dangerous substance may have been involved, Worrell said.

Worrell said it is unclear at this time what kind of substance may have been involved.

Miorada is the second 19-year-old from the Marywood community to die of a suspected drug overdose since Christmas.

Alyssa Whelan, 19, of the 200 block of Drexel Drive in Bel Air, within a 24-hour period the week between Christmas and New Years.

Drexel Drive intersects with Saint Francis Road in the Marywood community.

Miorada, known as "Jake," is the son of Patrick M. Miorada and the late Patrice M. Noyes, according to his online obituary. Miorada's brother, Christopher Miorada, died of a drug overdose several years ago.

Dakota J February 26, 2012 at 06:04 AM
I was reading a fine arts blog a couple of hours ago and then I saw this, metaphorically speaking my heart aches for this death. My love and hope goes to this young man and his family.
Yvonne Harris February 27, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Our county is infested with drugs. Our children are paying the price with their lives
notimetoosoon February 27, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Everyone has something to say on paper but where are the 'VOICES' where it really needs to be heard? Where are these people who care, love and have compassion for our youth? Where are you when the county council, board of ed, our legislatures, etc need to hear from you. Please, please show your support by having a voice and help to save another youth. Don't they deserve better from us adults, parents and the community? We all need to be educated about the real harsh consequences of these drugs. After all, we as parents, in the end when all is said and done have to deal with the outcome and its not pretty. If a youth is lucky enough to survive the heroin, pres drugs, etc they have a very long road ahead and so do we the parents. Thank you and please let your voice be heard!!!
Yvonne Harris February 27, 2012 at 07:39 PM
It is true that only a handful of us have been making our voices heard. Where is the outcry from our community ?
tracey February 28, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Our children get some "drug education" in school, but for some reason, think certain drugs are ok/safe because they are prescription meds. ANY DRUG mis-used/abused/taken in a manner not prescribed, blah blah is dangerous. Abuse of prescription medications is an EPIDEMIC in this country. Love your children. Talk to your children. Watch your children. Listen to your children. Question your children. If you have any suspicion or doubt, TEST your children, and get treatment for your children (and yourself). Maintain a high level of involvement in your child's life. They STILL need you!!


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