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Friends speak out about Ray Timbrook's death

PASCO, Wash. - Police report that a man is in jail after he gave another man a deadly dose of drugs.

The body of 48-year-old Ray Timbrook was found at Volunteer Park in Pasco Friday night.

Friends said that Timbrook stayed at a homeless shelter in Pasco for years. 

Gabriel Britton had been friends with Timbrook for ten years.  He said, "Ray was funny.  Ray could make anyone laugh.  Ray if he saw you were down he would try to put a smile on your face."

Britton said, "He was not just a transient he had a lot of friends."

Friends said that Timbrook suffered from an addiction to alcohol and drugs and it is what ultimately cost him his life.

Jerry Jones was also a friend of Timbrooks.  He said, "He knew about his addictions.  He'd talk about the them readily, tell you about them.  He always felt sorry about what he was doing to himself.  And the only thing we could do was be supportive.  Hope and pray that he would overcome."

Police report that 49-year-old Kenneth Robertson is in jail for allegedly supplying Timbrook with the drugs that killed him.

Jones said, "whenever there's any overdose there's always someone who supplied it.  It's tragic on both sides."

Friends said that both men lived at the Union Gospel Mission homeless shelter on Second Street in Pasco.

Britton said, "It's a lesson to all of us.  The choices we make can have catastrophic results and it's a constant reminder to all of us down here."

The Franklin County Coroners Office reports an autopsy was performed Saturday, but results from the toxicology test could take up to six weeks.

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