Authorities are investigating an inmate at a Kentucky jail on murder charges following a fellow inmate's death after he allegedly consumed underwear soaked in methadone. 

On Aug. 20, Corey McQueary, 33, was found in his cell at the Jessamine County Detention Center. He explained that he was sick, but declined to tell deputies what he had eaten. The next morning, McQueary died at an ambulatory care center. 

During an investigation into his death, jail officials learned that he had eaten pieces of Michael Jones' underwear that had been doused with liquid methadone. Jones, 55, left the facility to attend a funeral, and wore them upon his return, ripping them into pieces and sharing them with other prisoners. 

Jones has since been charged with murder. 

[via Gawker and Lex18]

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