March 17, 2024

Woman Found Dead In Holding Cell In DeSoto County

Morgan Howard

According to WMC, a woman was found unresponsive in a holding cell in DeSoto County.

The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office is investigating her death. She was identified as Tiffany Allen.

WMC reports that she was stopped and taken into custody during a traffic stop after officers found drugs in her vehicle.

DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement:

“As the Sheriff, it is with a heavy heart that I address the distressing incident involving a female discovered unresponsive within our correctional facility.

During a routine traffic stop, our vigilant deputies unearthed drug paraphernalia, prompting the individual’s apprehension on drug-related charges. Upon her arrival at the detention center, our thorough inspection revealed concealed contraband, underscoring the severity of the situation.

Tragically, while waiting to be processed, she was subsequently found incapacitated in her cell, prompting our specialized investigative unit to administer immediate CPR in a bid to revive her. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the individual and her family during this tumultuous period.

The investigating authorities (MBI) will disseminate further details pertaining to this incident in accordance with the ongoing inquiry. We maintain a steadfast commitment to transparency, providing the public comprehensive updates as the investigation progresses.”

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