Women dies of overdose in custody at EWVRJ

The West Virginia Department of Corrections announced that 25 year old Morgan Bussard died in custody at Eastern West Virginia Regional Jail in Martinsburg on Monday.

She supposedly swallowed a foreign substance during booking which led to a self inflicted overdose.

The woman was originally arrested when she was spotted using controlled substances with another woman at a pizza restaurant on Queen Street while minors were in the back of the car.

When officers arrived and discovered drug paraphernalia, a struggle ensued as Bussard attempted to hide the substances.

She did not comply with officer requests during booking which was when she swallowed the substance and became ill shortly after.

The incident remains under investigation.

The minors in the car were unharmed and taken into custody of another family member.

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