Oklahoma City, OK: – Circumstances under which a 48 year old man died in a federal detention center still remain unclear several days after his death. The lifeless body of Darius Ghahary was found at the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City.
The US department of justice confirmed the incidence and said investigations are underway to unravel circumstances under which it occurred.
In a press statement, US Bureau of Prisons Spokesperson Kim Neely said that the inmate was found motionless in his cell on Friday a few minutes before midnight.
Inmate Dies in Federal Detention Center Awaiting Transfer
An officer found Ghagary unresponsive in his cell at around 11:40 p.m. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:51 am. Neely said that the deceased next of kin has already been notified. The prisons spokesman also said revealed that the inmate was under the custody of U.S. Marshals.
Neely said that the deceased was booked at the facility on October 17. He was being held at the federal transfer facility while waiting to be transferred to North Dakota.
Held in Federal Detention Center on Manslaughter Charges
Ghagary was being held in the Federal Detention Center on manslaughter charges related to the 2014 death of Daniel Lajterman, a New Jersey teen enrolled at Bergen Community College. His other alleged crimes included tampering with evidence and hindering apprehension.
According to investigators, Lajterman died after consuming a concoction that he believed to be heroin but turned out to be something else. Ghagary is believed to have sold Lajterman the concoction whose ingredients included Fentanyl. Fentanyl is between fifty and a hundred times more potent than heroin.
Drugs Found in Dead Inmate’s Possession
According to authorities, a search at Ghagary’s home and other properties revealed several other drugs including steroids, Fentanyl, MDMA, Oxycodone, Marijuana, Hydromorphone, Adderall and Xanax.
Apart from the drugs that were found in powder form, mixing agents and packaging elements were also found at his facilities.