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OH: Inmate died of heroin overdose

The inmate died of a heroin overdose while he was incarcerated in the Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Justice Center.

Staff response:

“Do we know how Mr. Barton got his drugs? Nope. That’s what we’re working on,” said Jim Knapp, spokesman for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. “But it is a jail and we have criminals here.”

Excellent investigative finding.

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Canada: Inmate dies of drug overdose, inquest hears

From the article: “Baxter suspects the drugs that killed Fawcett were smuggled into Niagara Detention Centre, hidden in the one place where guards “are not allowed to search.” He said people sometimes use small plastic containers to hold drugs, and hide them in their rectum.”

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