A woman has died after she collapsed in a jail cell in central South Carolina.
Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said in a news release that 38-year-old Aisha Jamilah Abdul-Khaliq of Columbia died Saturday after a brief hospitalization.
Sheriff Jay Koon said Abdul-Khaliq collapsed while being booked at the jail Nov. 1 after being charged with public disorderly conduct when she arrived at a traffic stop and tried to pick up a child.
The sheriff said that deputies physically restrained her after she refused to obey commands.
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Sheriff Jay Koon said investigators are trying to determine why the woman died. The State Law Enforcement Divisions is assisting in the investigation.
The coroner said preliminary screenings of Abdul-Khaliq's urine and blood indicated the presence of illegal narcotics.