Teen Dies in Jail After Marijuana Arrest

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Teen dies in jail after arrest for marijuana possession: Eric Perez suffered a medical emergency while being held at a detention center in Florida. Despite vomiting and crying for help, Perez was reportedly left to suffer for more than six hours before receiving medical attention. By the time he was seen by emergency personnel, it was too late. Why was he in a detention center to begin with? For the nonviolent act of possessing a small amount of marijuana.


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