- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BEND, Ore. (AP) - An autopsy shows that a 31-year-old prisoner in Bend died of what the sheriff’s office describes as an off-the-chart methamphetamine overdose.

Edwin Burl Mays died Dec. 14 as he was being booked at the Deschutes County Jail on charges resulting from a police chase.

The sheriff’s office said Tuesday that an autopsy had established the overdose as the cause of death.

It says methamphetamine is measured in milligrams per milliliter of blood on a chart that ranges from zero to 5, and Mays’ reading was greater than 5.

Police said he was a passenger in a car that tried to get away. He was described as a transient and accused of possessing heroin, violating parole, interfering with and providing false information to an officer, and menacing.

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