A Fayette County Jail inmate involved in an internal investigation surrounding the death of inmate Tiara L. Adams appeared Monday for arraignment in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas.
Ashley Rohrer, 25, was indicted Friday by a Fayette County grand jury on charges of illegal conveyance of drugs, possession of cocaine, and tampering with evidence.
As was reported last week by the Record-Herald, Tiara L. Adams died Monday, June 13 at OSU Wexner Medical Center after she was found non-responsive in the jail June 10.
An internal investigation is being conducted.
The investigation will try to determine whether drugs being conveyed into the jail may have led to Adams being treated for a heroin overdose June 8, Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth said last week.
Rohrer, a Washington C.H. resident, is part of that investigation for allegedly bringing cocaine into the jail.
Rohrer was arrested June 8 when a Fayette County deputy sheriff made a traffic stop on South Fayette Street. The Washington C.H. Police Department assisted in the vehicle search with a K-9 officer.
Items of paraphernalia were located inside the vehicle and Rohrer was transported to the Fayette County Jail.
A Washington C.H. Police Department report alleged that crack cocaine was found in Rohrer’s vaginal area once she was inside the jail June 8.
Rohrer remains incarcerated in the Fayette County Jail. She is scheduled to appear in court again July 18.
Reach Ashley Bunton at the Record-Herald (740) 313-0356 or on Twitter @ashbunton