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Cleveland Police investigating overdose death in Cuyahoga County Jail

The County says Leah Daye died of an overdose of fentanyl, citalopram, and doxepin back in August.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a story on a drug-smuggling ring within the Cuyahoga County jail system. This story was published in August of 2020.

The Cuyahoga County Sheriff's office is investigating an overdose death at the Cuyahoga County jail.

County Medical Examiner Thomas Gilson announced his findings today. He concluded that an inmate at the jail, Leah Daye, died from an overdose of fentanyl, citalopram and doxepin. Daye was arrested by Cleveland Police back in May for robbery and felonious assault, and was scheduled to stand trial on Sept. 30. 

In August, an inmate at the Cuyahoga County Jail pleaded guilty to drug-smuggling within the jail's system. A former Cuyahoga County Jail Corrections Officer also pleaded guilty in a court. This investigation remains ongoing and several other suspected members are in various stages of the legal-process in this matter. 

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