Deputies suspect drugs caused man’s death at Xenia jail


Associated Press



XENIA — A southwestern Ohio sheriff says a man arrested after a traffic stop died at the jail, and deputies suspect he had ingested a baggie of drugs that led to his death.

Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer says the 32-year-old man was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped Tuesday morning, when deputies found drugs inside it. Fischer says the man was booked into jail in Xenia, east of Dayton, and was being monitored after dinner when he took a turn for the worst.

Emergency responders repeatedly gave him an overdose reversal drug and tried unsuccessfully to revive him. An autopsy was anticipated.

The circumstances of the man’s time in custody are under internal review, though Fischer says it appears that all deputies involved followed protocol.

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