Covering Elmore County: Cause of inmate's death announced

WSFA 12 News has new information on an inmate who suddenly died at the Elmore County Jail this week.

The sheriff says 23-year-old James Eric Valier was arrested for public intoxication earlier this week and died in his cell. Sheriff Bill Franklin tells WSFA 12 News preliminary tests indicate Valier died of a drug overdose. Franklin says more definitive tests are being done to determine which drugs were involved. Those results won't be available for a few more weeks.