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Update: Sheriff's office names inmate who fatally overdosed; smuggled pills suspected as cause

Rain Smith • Nov 9, 2012 at 2:05 PM

BLOUNTVILLE — Two inmates have overdosed on pills within the Sullivan County jail — killing one of the women — while a third female prisoner is suspected of smuggling the drugs into the facility.

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office has identified the deceased woman as Marlina Kindle, 34. At approximately 4:45 a.m. Thursday correctional facility staff observed that she had stopped breathing and began CPR. EMS responded and transported Kindle to Bristol Regional Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.

In the same cell as Kindle another inmate, Jessica Parks, 28, began complaining of chest pain. She was also transported from Blountville to the hospital for treatment, then booked back into jail.

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