Sunday, August 14, 2016
Suspect Passes While in Custody in Ocean City 8-7-16
OCEAN CITY, MD – (August 7, 2016): On August 7, 2016, at approximately 12:24 a.m. Ocean City police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 10 block of 8th Street. Officers noticed the smell of marijuana emanating from the vehicle upon approach and requested that a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit respond to scan the vehicle. The K-9 detected the presence of a controlled dangerous substance and during a search of the vehicle, officers located over 1,500 small bags of heroin and additional narcotics. Officers then arrested three individuals in the vehicle without incident.
At approximately, 2:30 a.m. one of the suspects, whose name is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin, began to complain of trouble breathing while in custody at the Ocean City Public Safety Building booking facility. At that time, OCPD booking personnel contacted Ocean City Emergency Medical Services (EMS) who responded shortly after. Upon arrival of Ocean City EMS, the individual began to seize and later went into cardiac arrest. Ocean City EMS began conducting lifesaving measures and transported him to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, MD where he was later pronounced deceased.
The body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner who will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. At the request of the Ocean City Police Department, the Maryland State Police has taken over responsibility for the death investigation.
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