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KSP Investigating Possible Inmate Drug Overdose at the Fulton County Detention Center

KSP Investigating Possible Inmate Drug Overdose at the Fulton County Detention Center

Bill Stephens

October 27th, 2016

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Hickman, KY. (October 26, 2016) The Kentucky State Police was contacted by officials at the Fulton County Detention Center on October 26, 2016 at approximately 10:22 A.M. Jail staff were conducting routine cell checks and located Kyle E. Combs, 26, of Lost Creek, KY in his cell in a semi-conscious state. Combs was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City, TN where he was pronounced dead by the doctors and staff at the hospital.

Preliminary investigation shows that Combs overdosed on an unknown drug while in custody.

Kentucky State Police Detectives are investigating the incident and looking into how Combs may have obtained the substance that he overdosed on.

The investigation is ongoing by Detective Eric Fields.

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