Man dies at Howard detention center


A 22-year-old man who was arrested Friday during a countywide drug sweep was found dead yesterday morning in his cell at the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup, according to a county spokeswoman.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death of Parrish Michael Spinoso of the 3200 block of Normandy Woods Drive, according to Vicki Cox, the county spokeswoman. Spinoso, identified as a college student, was arrested at his Ellicott City apartment on a warrant charging him with distribution and possession of heroin.

Correctional officers found Spinoso dead in his cell about 6: 10 a.m. yesterday, Cox said. A preliminary investigation showed that his death was not the result of suicide or foul play, she said.

Spinoso was evaluated by medical personnel after his admission to the detention center Friday, Cox said. His death is being investigated by county police.

Pub Date: 6/08/98

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