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Kentucky Man Charged After His Cellmate Dies From Eating Methadone-Soaked Underwear

  1. Rob Cypher
    A Kentucky inmate allegedly ate methadone-soaked underwear and died from an overdose.

    Corey McQueary, 33, was found unresponsive in his cell at Jessamine County Detention Center in Nicholasville on Aug. 21. He was pronounced dead later that day.

    Authorities say McQueary’s cellmate Michael Jones, 55, was let out on a court-ordered furlough to attend a funeral and allegedly returned to jail with drug-laced underwear, which were not detected by security.

    “When somebody comes in the facility either from a furlough or any other occurrence, they're searched, their clothing's searched, strip searched, any other type of search that we feel is necessary,” prison jailer Jon Sallee told CNN. “If something is in their garment and it's colorless, odorless, it would be very difficult, almost impossible, to detect from the naked eye.”

    Police say Jones cut up the briefs and shared them with his fellow inmates, including McQueary. An autopsy report has not been released, but police suspect he died of an opiate overdose.

    Jones, who was in jail for a DUI charge, is now facing a murder charge. He was also charged with promoting contraband and possession of a controlled substance.

    Sarah Fruchtnicht
    Opposing Views
    August 28, 2014



  1. tidruid
    Re: Kentucky Man Charged After His Cellmate Dies From Eating Methadone-Soaked Underwe

    What an embarrassing way to die. Imagine how this guys friends and family must feel after finding out that his life ended because he ate another man's drug soaked underwear. I feel kind of bad for laughing, but it just sounds absurd.
  2. lowdsrtjon
    Re: Kentucky Man Charged After His Cellmate Dies From Eating Methadone-Soaked Underwe

    I hope at least that it wasn't dirty underwear!
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