Man arrested after “Gray Death” overdose

Bobby Singleton mugshot/Warren County Jail

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — A Mason man is in jail after drug charges, after another man reportedly overdosed on the drug gray death.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office investigated a heroin overdose on Saturday on Quail Lake Drive in Deerfield Township. Deputies fournd 33-year-old Joseph J. Krouse dead from an apparent overdose.

After investigating, deputies learned Krouse likely overdosed  on gray death, a drug combination of heroin, carfentanil and fentanyl.

Deputies learned who sold Krouse the drug and detectives set up an undercover operation to try and purchase more gray death from the dealer.

Nearly seven hours after Krouse’s death, the dealer delivered more of the drug to a location in Deerfield Township. Detectives arrested 34-year-old Bobby Singleton III from Mason on one count of drug trafficking and one count of possession of drugs.

Singleton may face additional charges after a toxicology report comes back on Krouse’s death. Singleton is being held in the Warren County Jail without bond. Jail records show Singleton is due in court on Monday.

Krouse’s death remains under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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