A 34-year-old woman being held on meth charges at the Richmond County Jail died early Thursday after being rushed to the hospital, authorities said.
Ashley Asuncion, of Augusta, was rushed to University Hospital at 1:30 a.m. for a medical emergency, a press release says. She was pronounced dead at 6:42 a.m., Coroner Mark Bowen said.
Her body will be taken to the GBI lab for autopsy. Following protocol, the death investigation was turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. There were no immediate signs of foul play, authorities said.
Asuncion had been at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center since Aug. 26 for charges of meth and drug-related objects. She also spent time in jail last year for charges of meth possession and prostitution. Three arrests in prior years involved forgery, a bench warrant and a misdemeanor sentence.