SC man dies from eating cocaine

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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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kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 12/20/11 - 11:54 am
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The winner of this week's
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The winner of this week's Darwin Award.

raul
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raul 12/20/11 - 11:59 am
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Not much of a case, I would

Not much of a case, I would think. Not too smart, either.

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Little Lamb 12/20/11 - 12:06 pm
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Kiwi posted @ 10:54 — The

Kiwi posted @ 10:54 —

The winner of this week's Darwin Award.

I guess the North Charleston police do not consider cocaine trafficking a serious crime. Why else would they put two suspects side by side in a cruiser and not handcuff them?

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my.voice 12/20/11 - 12:51 pm
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Brilliant. I have NEVER

Brilliant. I have NEVER understood why criminals are EVER given the chance to PLAN anything, but they consistently stuff them in together.

raul
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raul 12/20/11 - 03:38 pm
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And the family will say what

And the family will say what good boys they were and file a lawsuit against the N. Charleston police department for negligence. Special.

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