Jail Death Ruled Drug Related

The death of a man while in the custody of Gregg County authorities is now being blamed on cocaine poisoning.

25 year old Charles Lee Gray of Longview was placed in jail for unpaid traffic tickets, and mysteriously died in the Gregg county jail on May the 4th.

A toxicology test shows that Gray died from toxic effects of cocaine, which he had apparently swallowed just before being arrested.

Gray had gone into a seizure in the jail and was transported to a local hospital where he died. A detailed autopsy report is pending.