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Authorities say man dies in custody

1 year ago January 04, 2014 Jan 4, 2014 Saturday, January 04 2014 Saturday, January 04, 2014 8:54:51 PM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

KENNER - Authorities say a man has died while in custody of Kenner police.

Authorities tell WDSU-TV that an officer conducted a traffic stop on 25-year-old Joshua Adams Saturday about 1:50 a.m. because of what appeared to be an altered temporary license plate.

Authorities say Adams was removed from the vehicle after he was observed chewing on a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine.

The sheriff's office says that after arriving at the Kenner Police Jail Complex, a police supervisor attempted to have Adams explain what he had swallowed.

Authorities say Adams then began spitting blood from his mouth and became unresponsive.

Authorities say Adams was taken to a hospital and died. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

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