Friday August 7th, 2020 2:53PM

Dawson County inmate's death ruled an accident due to drug overdose

By Kimberly Sizemore Anchor/Reporter

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released details on the death of a Dawson County inmate who was found dead in his cell on June 2. According to the GBI, they have determined 18-year-old Jonathan Sanford died as a result of a combined drug intoxication and are ruling it an accident.

The GBI was called in to investigate when Sanford, who was there on a DUI charge, was found unresponsive in his jail cell. According to the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, he was found by an officer while conducting a routine check.

A few weeks later, his family announced they were beginning their own investigation. AJ Richman, the lawyer for the family, released a statement that Sanford’s parents just wanted a cause of death. It is unclear whether the family is still continuing their own investigation now that these results have been released.

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