SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Authorities say a man who died in an upstate New York jail had seven baggies that may have contained drugs in his stomach.
The Times Union of Albany reports that Samuel Velasquez-Zabala Jr. was found dead Wednesday morning in his bunk bed at the Schenectady County jail.
The county sheriff’s department says baggies found in Velasquez-Zabala’s stomach were marked with a stamp that’s been found on baggies of heroin, fentanyl and other drugs.
Authorities say urine samples from Velasquez-Zabala indicated drugs including cocaine, Oxycontin and methamphetamine were in his system.
Velasquez-Zabala was taken in to custody on Tuesday evening on a warrant from the county’s drug court.
An autopsy was performed at Albany Medical Center Hospital. The sheriff’s department and the state Commission on Corrections will investigate the death.AlertMe