|Autopsy: North Carolina inmate had meth in her system|
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – An autopsy shows a woman's death in a North Carolina jail was caused by methamphetamine poisoning.
News outlets reported North Carolina officials released an autopsy Tuesday in the death of 34-year-old Michele Smiley of Candler. The report says Smiley apparently ingested meth before being placed in the Buncombe County jail in Asheville on Oct. 6 for a probation violation. She died later that day.
A witness said Smiley told jailers she had ingested meth, but was left untreated for 26 minutes.
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