YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Authorities say a woman who smuggled the drugs that killed an Ohio prison inmate when a balloon containing methamphetamine broke open inside his body has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

The Warren Tribune Chronicle reports 37-year-old Latonya Cliff, of Cleveland, was indicted Thursday in Mahoning County for the death of 28-year-old Perez Worley. He died in December 2018 at the privately operated Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown.

Worley was serving a life sentence for a 2014 slaying outside Cleveland. Authorities say the balloon was one of eight inside Worley's body.

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Perez Worley

An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for Cliff.