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An outside vendor employee at the Tarrant County Jail in Texas has been arrested for allegedly providing drugs to inmates.
Aaliyah Lyles faces drug charges and possession of a prohibited substance or item in a correctional facility, FOX 4 News Dallas reports.
The suspect was arrested last month after an inmate was taken to the hospital for what was believed to have been a narcotics overdose. The inmate survived.
Investigators say several interviews accused Lyles of bringing drugs into the jail.
Aaliyah Lyles is facing drug charges and possession of a prohibited substance or item in a correctional facility. (Provided by FOX 4 News Dallas)
The investigation led the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office to learn more about the death of 23-year-old inmate Trelynn Wormley, who died at a hospital on July 20.
Wormley, who had been in custody since January, had a history of mental illness, according to his mother.
“Investigators said Wormley ‘may have taken an illegal narcotic that had been smuggled into the jail,’” FOX 4 reports.
Pilar Arias is a multimedia journalist with more than 10 years of experience in broadcast, digital and print production. She covers a wide variety of topics. @PilarFOXNews.