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Death of 18-year-old Jefferson County prisoner investigated

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FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) -- State and local officials are investigating the death of an 18-year-old prisoner in southeast Iowa's Jefferson County.

Authorities say Timothy Fluharty Jr. was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession and taken to the jail in Fairfield just before 2 a.m. Saturday. Three hours later he began to exhibit signs of an unknown medical issue. Authorities say he died after being taken to a hospital.

An autopsy has been ordered.

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