VERNON – Wednesday, May 29, the Indiana State Police began an investigation at the request of the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office after a female inmate at the jail attempted to ingest methamphetamine which caused her to suffer a medical emergency.

The initial investigation by Indiana State Police detectives indicated the incident began at approximately 9 p.m. the evening of May 29, when Angela Kay Bennett, 43, Butlerville, was arrested by a deputy with the sheriff’s office on a Bartholomew County warrant.

She was transported to the jail where she was being processed by the jail staff.

During the book-in process, Bennett allegedly removed a baggy containing suspected methamphetamine from her person and attempted to swallow it. As a result of her attempting to swallow the baggy, Bennett began suffering a medical emergency. Bennett was immediately given medical attention. She was transported to St. Vincent-Jennings Hospital before being transported to an Indianapolis hospital for further treatment.

The investigation is ongoing by detectives with the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post.

Information provided by ISP