MCDONALD COUNTY, Mo. — Authorities say meth caused a women to die in police custody in McDonald County last month.
The McDonald County Coroner says Lynda-Beth Meekins died from cardiac arrest.
The heart attack was caused by the woman having nearly 5,000 milliters of meth in her system.
1,500 milileters is enough to kill a person.
This all happened on the 22nd of last month when deputies were called to a house at 44 Hodson Way.
A woman was threatening to burn a house down.
When deputies tried to talk to her and get her checked out she kicked them and even managed to get free of her handcuffs.
She later died at a Neosho hospital.