Inmate dies after overdosing on highly potent drug

Inmate dies after overdosing on highly potent drug
Posted at 12:53 AM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 11:01:18-04

FRANKLIN, WI (WITI/CNN) - A highly potent drug is once again being blamed for a death in Milwaukee.

This time is different though, because of where the suspected overdose occurred.

This death is being attributed to Carfentanil, a compound found in elephant tranquilizer.

Investigators said it was found in the system of an inmate who died recently at the house of correction

Two weeks ago, 52-year-old inmate Larance McMorris was found unresponsive.

He later died at the hospital.

The medical examiner's office now considers McMorris' death accidental, caused by Carfentanil, a potent compound 100 times stronger than fentanyl, which itself is 50 times more powerful than heroin.

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