SAN DIEGO (AP) — A coroner's report says an American citizen died of a methamphetamine overdose at a U.S. Border Patrol station near San Diego after a paramedic dismissed his seizure-like activity as faking.
The San Diego County Office of the Medical Examiner said in a report Friday that 58-year-old Steven Brian Keith died Dec. 25, about seven hours after he was detained at a Border Patrol checkpoint and arrested on suspicion of drug possession.
An agent told investigators that Keith appeared fidgety. He was seen striking his head against a concrete bench in his private cell. A paramedic decided to monitor Keith by video after determining he may have feigned an injury.
Authorities returned about five minutes later and were unable to revive him.
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