EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A Mexican nationwide imprisoned on the El Paso County Detention Facility died from a fentanyl overdose in June, in accordance with a custodial demise report submitted to the Texas Legal professional Common.
“As this case includes federal inmates who’re commonly transferred from numerous detention services, we can not launch any info with out approval of the accountable federal company,” a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s workplace mentioned. “Extra particularly, info associated to a detainee held on behalf of U.S. Customs and Border Safety can’t be launched pursuant to eight CFR § 236.6.”
Fernando Candelas Serna, 21, was discovered with vomit on his mouth whereas laying on a prime bunk in his jail cell, the doc states. Guards on the Downtown jail have been alerted about Candelas’ situation from one other inmate round 4 a.m. on June 30.
An hour later, Candelas was pronounced lifeless at a hospital.
A report by the El Paso County Medical Examiner’s Workplace dominated Candelas’ demise was attributable to fentanyl toxicity. And, his demise was dominated an accident.
The medical expert’s workplace ordered a toxicology report back to overview Candelas’ system. The research discovered 7.9 milliliters of fentanyl from a blood pattern.
It’s unclear how Candelas obtained entry to the highly effective opioid generally present in counterfeit capsules. And, the sheriff’s workplace didn’t reply if the case is being investigated.
Candelas was admitted into the El Paso County Detention Facility on March 9, 2021 by the U.S. Border Patrol, in accordance with county information. The federal authorities has an settlement with the county to accommodate federal detainees contained in the detention facility.
A courtroom submitting with the U.S. Western District of Texas says Candelas had a historical past of illegally crossing into the USA. On the age of 15, Candelas had tried crossing into the USA in Arizona.
A submitting with the courtroom says he had voluntarily returned to Mexico 5 instances earlier than being apprehended in Douglas, Arizona. He’d additionally been deported from the U.S. in 2019 after attempting to cross the border in Del Rio, Texas.
On the age of 16, he was charged with marijuana transport or sale and sentenced to an 18-month keep in jail. And, two years later, a federal courtroom in New Mexico sentenced him to an 8-month keep in jail for attempting to reenter the USA.