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.