Man Arrested For Meth Possession Dies While In Custody

LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A 43-year-old man arrested for meth possession died while he was in custody, authorities said Monday.

Rolando Sanchez, along with a woman, was arrested in Long Beach April 10 on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine.

Sanchez was booked and set to be arraigned April 14. On April 13, however, a jailer said Sanchez was acting unusual and he was transported to a hospital, police said.

The suspect died two days later.

The cause of death is unknown.

Anyone with information on Sanchez was asked to call detectives at (562) 570-7244.

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