Thursday, August 28, 2014

Murder charge after inmate overdosed from eating pieces of cell mate's underpants

A jail inmate is dead and police say he died by swallowing drug-soaked underpants. Corey McQueary, 33, died at Jessamine County Jail on August 21. According to Kentucky State Police, another inmate, 55-year-old Michael Jones, soaked a pair of his underpants in liquid methadone while he was out on temporary leave.

He allegedly wore them back to the jail where he's accused of tearing them up and sharing the pieces with his cell mates, including McQueary. After ingesting the piece of drug-laced underwear, McQueary complained to the jail staff that he felt ill, but did not tell them he'd eaten the underpants.

He was checked out by a doctor, and was found dead early the next morning. Jailers said the methadone-soaked underwear is something that would be nearly impossible to catch. "Contraband is a constant problem at any facility across the state.

"You can do everything that you can do, you know strip searches, not allowed to bring anything such as books or any other paraphernalia into the facility," said Jon Sallee, Jessamine County Jailer. Jones has now been charged with McQueary's murder.

There's a news video here.

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