Drug suspect dies during arrest

April 23, 2009 5:23:33 AM PDT
Authorities say a man died after swallowing a bag of drugs as Camden police tried to arrest him. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office says Jorge Rivera stopped breathing after putting the bag into his mouth and struggling with the officers.

The 32-year-old Pemberton resident was taken to Cooper University Hospital, but died shortly after. Authorities believe he choked on the bag.

The officers involved in the arrest will be placed on administrative leave as the state Attorney General's Office investigates.


Information from: Courier-Post, http://www.courierpostonline.com/

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