Sacto 9-1-1
July 9, 2013
Update: Sacramento inmate dies after arrest for drugs, complaint of illness

A 39-year-old Sacramento County Jail inmate died this morning after she complained that she was ill due to swallowing drugs.

The inmate was in a holding tank in the female intake area about 2:20 a.m. today when she told deputies that she was sick from ingesting a controlled substance, according to a sheriff's department press release.

The prisoner, booked Monday evening on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance for sale, was transported to a hospital where she became unresponsive.

She was pronounced dead at 3:18 a.m. Her name was not released pending notification of relatives.

A Sacramento police activity log indicates that the woman was arrested after the search of a home in the 7600 block of Rotherton Way about 10:15 Monday. An officer was hailed down regarding the possibility that narcotics were in a nearby residence.

Officers conducted a search and found cocaine, methamphetamine packaged for sale and about $1,400. The woman was then arrested.

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