JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) - A medical examiner has determined the cause of death of a man who died while in the custody of the Jamestown Police.
Last February, 30-year-old Charles Baker died after being arrested in Jamestown. Officers arrested Baker for a violation, but say while he was in the back seat of a patrol car, he attempted to dispose of several baggies of cocaine. Authorities say Baker also dropped a baggie in the booking room.
Baker allegedly became combative and police used a stun gun to subdue him. Two hours later, Baker suffered a seizure and was rushed to WCA Hospital. While there, he had a second seizure. A short time later, he had a third, and then he passed away.
The Erie County Medical Examiner's Office performed an autopsy on Baker and determined his cause of death to be acute intoxication of two drugs. Baker had lethal levels of cocaine and the narcotic drug tramadol in his system.
Baker's death has been ruled accidental and the investigation has been closed.
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