The St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office is conducting an autopsy in an effort to determine the exact cause of death.
The deceased was a 65 year old male who had been in jail since August 8, 2019, charged with six counts of distribution of illegal narcotics. When he was booked into the jail, he did not state any serious medical issues and had seen the jail physician a few days prior to his death.
The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office detective division is conducting an internal investigation.
The name of the deceased has not been released.