Delaware inmate, 36, dead in apparent suicide

Authorities say a Delaware inmate recently charged with conspiring to smuggle contraband into prison has died in an apparent suicide.

Officials say 36-year-old Aron McNatt died Sunday evening after being found unresponsive in his cell at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown.

McNatt had been in custody since May 8 and was serving a two-year sentence for a third drunken-driving conviction.

Mcnatt was charged two weeks ago with conspiring with 38-year-old Teresa C. Cook of Lewes to smuggle Suboxone into the prison. Suboxone is a powerful, highly addictive prescription drug used to treat opiate addiction.

State police and Department of Correction officials are investigating the incident.


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