UPDATE: Cause of death identified for LaPorte County inmate


The LaPorte County Sheriff's Department is releasing an inmates cause of death.

They say Andrea Roberts died of an accidental overdose.

Roberts was found dead in her cell last month. Lethal amounts of fentanyl were found in her system.

Detectives were not able to figure out who smuggled in the drugs or who gave the drugs to Roberts.

The La Porte County Sheriff says they are working to buy a full body scanner to use on all arrestees that are brought into the jail.

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