Lee County inmate's death under investigation

LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - The Lee County Sheriff's office and the ABI are investigating a suicide at the Lee County detention facility.

Sheriff Jay Jones says the female inmate was found hanging by a bed sheet in a day room around 9 am Thursday morning.

Jones is not releasing the inmate's name pending notification of her family.

News Leader 9 has learned that she was recently arrested by Opelika on drug charges and she is from the Chambers County area.

Jones says a full investigation is underway as is a review of the detention facilities policies and procedures.

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