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ISP Investigating Incident at Jennings County Jail

Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 6:11 PM

By Sgt. Stephen Wheeles Public Information Officer

Inmate at the jail attempted to ingest methamphetamine

-On Wednesday, May 29, the Indiana State Police began an investigation at the request of the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office after a female inmate at the jail attempted to ingest methamphetamine which caused her to suffer a medical emergency.

The initial investigation by Indiana State Police Detectives indicated the incident began at approximately 9:00 pm on the evening of May 29, when Angela Kay Bennett, age 43, Butlerville, Indiana was arrested by a deputy with the sheriff’s office on a Bartholomew County, Indiana warrant.  She was transported to the jail where she was being processed by the jail staff.  During the book-in process, Bennett allegedly removed a baggy containing suspected methamphetamine from her person and attempted to swallow it. 

As a result of her attempting to swallow the baggy, Bennett began suffering a medical emergency.  Bennett was immediately given medical attention.  She was transported to St. Vincent-Jennings Hospital before being transported to an Indianapolis hospital for further treatment.

The investigation is ongoing by detectives with the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post.

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