Lexington man indicted on manslaughter charge in Jessamine County inmate death


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NICHOLASVILLE, Kentucky — A grand jury has indicted a Lexington man on a charge of manslaughter in the death of an inmate at the Jessamine County Detention Center.

Authorities say 55-year-old Michael B. Jones is accused of smuggling methadone into the detention center while he was an inmate there and providing it to 33-year-old Corey D. McQueary of Stanford. The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1wLAyR3) reports Jones also was indicted on charges of first-degree promoting contraband and trafficking in a controlled substance.

Police say deputies found McQueary unresponsive in August, and he was taken to Saint Joseph Hospital in Nicholasville, where he was pronounced dead.

Jessamine County Coroner Michael Hughes said an autopsy report shows McQueary died of "acute methadone toxicity."

It wasn't immediately clear whether Jones has an attorney. His arraignment was set for Nov. 14.

Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

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