Autopsies show drug overdoses in two jail deaths

An inmate at a Mecklenburg County jail and another at the Union County jail were found to have lethal amounts of drugs in their systems. One may have died trying to hide a stash of methamphetamine, while the other may have recently injected fentanyl.

Check crime in your neighborhood

Our interactive map shows crimes reported to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. Click on the map to zoom into a specific area and click on an icon for more information.

Need help?

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
Report a crime
Crime Stoppers
Safety and Prevention Tips

Body of Maddox Ritch believed found

Authorities believe they found the remains of six-year-old Maddox Ritch partially submerged in Long Creek about one mile from Rankin Lake Park on Thursday.