East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating the death of a 32-year-old man believed to have swallowed crack cocaine Thursday during a search conducted by the Baton Rouge Police Department.
According to Baton Rouge police reports, Baton Rouge police narcotics officers went to 6349 Flag St., at about 4:45 p.m. and during the search, they noticed Dontrunner Robinson, was “in distress” and called East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Services, sheriff’s spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said in a news release.
During transport to a hospital, Robinson was pronounced dead, Hicks said.
No foul play is suspected and an autopsy is forthcoming, Hicks said.
The Sheriff’s Office has primary jurisdiction for that address, so they would conduct an investigation of any incident that occurs there, Hicks said in an email.
Baton Rouge police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said in an email late Thursday that he had no comment since it is an ongoing investigation, but said the Baton Rouge Police Department would conduct its own internal investigation regarding the incident.
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