Indiana State Police are investigating an incident at the Jennings County Jail. ISP took on the investigation at the request of the Jennings County Sheriffs Office after a female inmate tried to ingest methamphetamine, which caused her to suffer a medical emergency.
ISP detectives say the incident began at about 9 p.m. on the evening of May 29th, when Angela Kay Bennett, 43, Butlerville, was arrested on a warrant out of Bartholomew County. Bennett was transported to the jail where she was being processed by the jail staff. During the book-in process, Bennett allegedly took a concealed baggie containing suspected methamphetamine tried to swallow it.
Authorities say that as a result of her attempting to swallow the bag, Bennett began suffering a medical emergency. She was transported to St. Vincent-Jennings Hospital before being transported to an Indianapolis hospital for further treatment.
Bennett’s condition has not been released.
The investigation is ongoing.