State Police investigating after Jennings County inmate hospitalized

Indiana State Police are investigating an incident at the Jennings County Jail. ISP took on the investigation at the request of the Jennings County Sheriff’s 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.