SC man dies from eating cocaine

CHARLESTON, S.C. — North Charleston police are charging a man with involuntary manslaughter after they say he told his brother to eat cocaine to destroy evidence.

Police say 20-year-old Wayne Joshua Mitchell died about an hour after he ate a large amount of cocaine in the back seat of a North Charleston police cruiser and was taken to a hospital last month.

Police on Monday issued a warrant for Mitchell’s brother, 23-year-old Deangelo Rashard Mitchell.

Police say the men had been arrested Nov. 30 on cocaine trafficking charges. Officers say while the brothers were in the back of a patrol car, they discussed eating cocaine.

Police say Deangelo Mitchell had been released on bail before they discovered he had a role in his brother’s death.

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