Steuben jail death ruled accidental overdose

There are 5 comments on the Journal Gazette story from Oct 5, 2012, titled Steuben jail death ruled accidental overdose. In it, Journal Gazette reports that:

A 23-year-old Kendallville man found dead Aug. 5 in a Steuben County Jail cell 11 hours after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence died of "multiple drug toxicity," according to the county coroner's office.

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Cheryl Payne

Corning, NY

#1 Oct 9, 2012
Obviously there had to be signs of his intoxication it would seem to me the arresting officer had to see that therefore I ask " Why was there no blood work done ??? "My sympathy to the family of this young man !!!!
sarah

United States

#2 Oct 9, 2012
Lets blame "somebody"...just not the person responsible for consuming whatever it was. The person who gave it to him? The police officer? The doctor? The nurse? The people at the jail?

This is a tragic situation. A young life lost tragically but enough already with always having to blame somebody. Sometimes shit just happens BECAUSE of the situations we put ourselves in!
ironmaiden

Angola, IN

#3 Oct 11, 2012
They arrested my son last week for huffing gas. He wasn't huffing gas. He does small engine repair, had worked on 3 lawnmowers and a 4 wheeler that day & gas spilled down the front of him. His eyes were bloodshot from not having sleep for 24 hours coz he went with wife on a paper route, then helped someone move, then worked on small engines. He had a headache from smelling the gas on his cloths. He was on his way home, looked down at his phone, went into the ditch and a cop saw him. He allowed them to search the vehicle & they found nothing. But arrested him because he was shaking, bloodshot eyes, complained of a headache, took him to cameron, found nothing, yet 4 hours later they booked him. So Cheryl Payne they dont always have to have "signs" in this county.
Cheryl Payne wrote:
Obviously there had to be signs of his intoxication it would seem to me the arresting officer had to see that therefore I ask " Why was there no blood work done ??? "My sympathy to the family of this young man !!!!
hey hey

Detroit, MI

#4 Dec 16, 2014
Cops are dirty I made a mistake when I was young 16 years old I got out when I was 31 cops jails prison they the cops are dirty they cover their ass it is sad that man is no longer here
hey hey

Detroit, MI

#5 Dec 16, 2014
Cops act like their shit don't stink the cops in kendallville do what they want and treat people like shit we don't need dirty cops that lie to hang u on police reports

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