Autopsy of Deceased Inmate Reveals Narcotics In His System

Publish Date: June 3, 2020
Written by: Joni Money
Categories: Update

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has advised the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office that the death of inmate Vijay Lipscomb will be ruled an accident.  The autopsy revealed that Lipscomb had methamphetamines, heroin and fentanyl in his system at the time of his death.  Lipscomb was being held on charges of murder in the December, 2019 shooting death of Cadarius Munford.

Sheriff Mark Pettway has installed a body scanner that will help to battle these substances from making their way into our facilities.


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