Detainee allegedly overdoses after hiding drugs in body cavity
POSTED: Friday, August 15, 2014 - 8:42pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 1:18pm
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KTSM) — A Doña Ana County Detention Center inmate is in critical condition after what appears to be an overdose.
Detention officers found the unidentified 28-year-old in his booking cell on Thursday around 6:30 a.m. His skin appeared bluish gray.
Medical staff say they found a baggie of heroin inside the man's anal cavity and believe the drugs may have leaked into the man's system.
He was being held on a warrant after not showing up to court.
The Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.