Jennings jail inmate hospitalized after ingesting methamphetamine baggie

Tribune Staff Reports

VERNON — Indiana State Police detectives are investigating an incident in which a female Jennings County Jail inmate attempted to ingest methamphetamine, leading to her hospitalization.

State police began the investigation at 9 p.m. Wednesday at the request of the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, according to a news release from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the Versailles Post.

Angela K. Bennett, 43, Butlerville, had been arrested by a Jennings County sheriff’s deputy on a Bartholomew County warrant and she was being taken to the Jennings County Jail to be processed, state police said. During the book-in process, Bennett is accused of removing a plastic bag containing suspected methamphetamine from her person and attempting to swallow it.

As a result of her attempting to swallow the bag, Bennett began suffering a medical emergency, said Wheeles, the Versailles post’s public information officer.

Bennett was given immediate medical attention and then was transported to St. Vincent-Jennings Hospital, state police said. She was then transported to an Indianapolis hospital for further treatment.

The investigation is ongoing by detectives with ISP.