Overdose suspected in man’s death

A Missouri man died Sunday in Tucumcari following an apparent overdose of medication, police said.
Police responded to a call from the Hampton Inn early Sunday morning, a police press release showed. Matthew Mummert, 25, of Oak Grove, Mo., was having seizures and was taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital. He died in the hospital on Sunday after going into cardiac arrest.
Tucumcari Police Chief Larry Ham said officers obtained a search warrant and searched Mummert’s room at the hotel. Ham said officers found empty packages of pain medication and sleeping aids. Additionally, a note was found in Mummert’s room asking that his mother be notified.
“It appears Mr. Mummert took his own life by taking excessive quantities of over-the-counter medications,” Ham said.