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Autopsy: Doña Ana County Inmate Died From Choking On Cocaine Bag

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 9:11pm

A Doña Ana County Corrections Facility inmate that died two months ago, died from choking to death on a bag of cocaine he swallowed. Thats according to the Medical Examiner's autopsy report.

57 year-old Hermillo Salcedo died August 5 after corrections officer say he swallowed a bag of cocaine when guards suspected he was hiding it in a body cavity.

County spokesperson Jess Williams tells local four a full investigation was conducted and the sheriff's office found that all protocol was followed.

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