McCracken Inmate Dies After Suspected Overdose


Trevor Wilson - Weekend News Producer

 MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. - An inmate at the McCracken County Jail is now dead after being hospitalized yesterday for a suspected methamphetamine overdose.  

Tyler Cope, 21, allegedly came into possession of some methamphetamine that had been smuggled in by another inmate before swallowing the drugs to avoid detection.  He was then taken to Baptist Health Paducah where he later died.     

Inmate Craig Battoe, 28, of Symsonia was charged with trafficking methamphetamine.  He was also charged with promoting contraband along with six other inmates.  The case is still under investigation.