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Methadone-Laced Underwear Gets Incarcerated Inmates Sick, One Dead

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    KENTUCKY - Sometimes sharing is not caring: A jail inmate is now dead after ingesting a piece of liquid methadone–soaked underwear given to him by his cell mate.

    Kentucky State Police say that 55-year-old Michael Jones left a Jessamine County jail on a furlough, and returned wearing drug-laced underwear. He then allegedly tore the underwear up, News 4 San Antonio reports, and gave out pieces to other inmates.

    One of those men, 33-year-old Corey McQueary, soon began to feel sick after sampling the goods, and notified staff. A doctor looked him over that night, but he was found dead the next morning.

    Where there's a will, there's a way, and officials say it would be incredibly difficult to stop something like this from happening. "Contraband is a constant problem at any facility across the state," said Jessamine County Jailer Jon Sallee.

    "You can do everything that you can do, you know strip searches, not allowed to bring anything such as books or any other paraphernalia into the facility."

    Jones is now being charged with the murder of McQueary.

    TheWeek.com/Oct. 2, 2014
    Photo: Stock photo flickrhivemind.net
    Newshawk Crew

    Author Bio

    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.


  1. Szandbwoy
    That's pretty disgusting. I'd rather go without than have to consume somebody's underwear soaked in methadone. Desperate times.
  2. tatittle
    So the doctors failed to give give him a $2. urinalysis (or other means if non-cooperative) which would have shown he had methadone in his system, and failed to administer the simple anecdote, even though he was in the "sick bay" overnight. They obviously weren't watching the guy or it would have been fairly obvious he was dying. And now the other inmate is being charged with murder. I imagine this is primarily an attempt to legally innoculate themselves from a lawsuit claiming negligence and protect the jobs and pensions of the employees. If this happened to the guy on the street his roomates/friends would likely be facing charges for failing to act---but in prison doctors custody, a much higher level of responsibility and control (he couldn't leave), there is no responsibility or liability? I wouldn't rule out the prisoner having told the doctor he was under the influence of something either, though I guess it is unlikely as he wouldn't wanna "rat" on his supplier. The legal and moral/logical gymnastics, hypocrisy, and double standards the state goes through in protecting some folks at the expense of others is just downright offensive, unequal, and even immoral. And the lawyers/bureaucrats think its clever, which is most offensive of all. Manipulating the law to get ones way isn't clever it is unjust and even immoral; and is a very good reason we need less laws (since they can all be abused) and more individual liberty and personal responsibility. The guy sucked on the underwear, therefore he shouldn't be able to sure unless he told the guards/doc what he did; similarly the supplier shouldn't be charged with anything but sneaking contraband into the prison (unless he forced/spiked the guy with methadone).

    On a lighter note I wonder if the mule had the decency to use womens underwear so it would be more appealing to the "starved for sex" inmates. :)
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