(L.A.) Orlando Gallegos, 49, Died in a Bathroom from Methadone Overdose

Case Number: 2021-10198

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 49-year-old male of Latin American ethnicity that occurred in a bathroom.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Orlando Gallegos.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Methadone Intoxication

Other Significant Conditions: Cardiomegaly; Liver Cirrhosis, Probable Alcohol Related

RIP ORLANDO GALLEGOS (November 20, 1971 – September 8, 2021)

Methadone, sold under the brand names Dolophine and Methadose among others, is a synthetic opioid agonist used for chronic pain and also for opioid dependence. It is used to treat chronic pain, and it is also used to treat addiction to heroin or other opioids.