Mitchell County Inmate Death Update


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OSAGE, IA – Drugs are now to blame for the recent death of a north Iowa inmate.

Chief State Medical Examiner, Dr. Julia Goodin tells KIMT News 3, the death of Christopher Servantez was caused by acute methamphetamine intoxication.

A deputy found Servantez unresponsive on March 21st in a Mitchell County jail cell.

He was then taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Addiction specialists, not talking about this specific case, tell us acute meth intoxication is rare.

in fact, one counselor has never heard of that involving meth.

“I’m just not too familiar with this concept of people dying from meth “overdose” or acute intoxication but, I then again I’ve always understood there are people who die from heart attacks and strokes while their using meth,” says Prevention Specialist, Jay Pedlety.

Servantez had been arrested on drug charges and booked earlier that day.

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