Canadian Pot Smuggling Suspect Commits Suicide in Spokane Prison

SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington state police say a Canadian man accused of smuggling marijuana by helicopter has hanged himself in the Spokane County Jail.

Samuel Lindsay-Brown, from Revelstoke, B.C., was alone in the cell where he was found Friday hanging by a bedsheet from a light fixture.

Police are investigating the death.

The 24-year-old had been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

He was arrested Feb. 23 unloading more than 150 kilograms of BC bud from a helicopter in a remote spot in the Colville National Forest.

The delivery had been arranged by undercover Drug Enforcement Administration agents.

– Article from The Canadian Press on March 3, 2009.