Jones County inmate allegedly swallows drugs, dies

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Jones County inmate in jail on drug charges died from an apparent from drugs he may have swallowed prior to his arrest.

Terrance Williamson, 33, of Paulding, was arrested Monday by Laurel Police on charges of possession of a controlled substance and a parole violation.

After two hours in lockup, Williamson became ill and was taken to South Central Medical Center where he died.

An autopsy showed two bags of an unknown substance in Williamson's stomach, and one bag was open. Further testing is underway to determine the contents of the bags.

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