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Man dies after swallowing cocaine during traffic stop

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office said a man died after he swallowed 7 grams of cocaine during a traffic stop in...

Posted: Apr 4, 2018 7:53 AM
Updated: Apr 4, 2018 7:53 AM

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office said a man died after he swallowed 7 grams of cocaine during a traffic stop in Milton.

Investigators said the man, who has not been identified, was stopped around 10:30 p.m. Monday. When the man was taken into custody for driving with a suspended license, the deputy saw the man place something in his mouth.

When they arrived at the jail, deputies said the man was placed in a "close watch" area due to ingesting an unknown substance. At 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, the man said he wasn't feeling well and admitted to swallowing cocaine. He was taken away from jail by ambulance and pronounced dead at a hospital.

A full death investigation is underway by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Division. The sheriff's office said the name of the man will be released after family is notified.

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