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WCSO investigates inmate death

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office announced that an inmate at R.S.W. Regional Jail has passed due to a likely overdose.

Jonte Gebrell Smith, 21, was found unconscious and unresponsive along with his cellmate after midnight on December 12th, 2021.

Both men were given Narcan, but Smith did not have a response while his cellmate did.

Both were transported to Warren Memorial Hospital.

Shortly later Smith was pronounced dead.

The other inmate received treatment and was sent back to the jail.

The investigation is still ongoing and those with information about the case should contact Investigator Powell of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

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