The case of Aaron Hernandez's suicide just keeps getting more complicated.
Shortly after his death on April 19, several inmates told authorities the former New England Patriot might have been high on synthetic marijuana.
According to law enforcement sources speaking to Newsweek, the autopsy did indeed show traces of K2.
Subsequently, State Police did a thorough search of the entire Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center on Monday, looking the liquid marijuana, which can be smuggled into prison soaked into scraps of paper or letters.
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Department of Corrections sources point out how unusual it is for State Troopers to come in and perform a search inside a prison; Internal Affairs were even involved, leading many to believe a bigger investigation into Hernandez's death and the prison itself is going on.
One thing investigators already found that wasn't on the up-and-up? It seems a corrections officer missed a round of surveillance at 2 a.m. — and Hernandez was found dead at 3:03 a.m. That officer has since been "detached with pay." Hmmm…
The prison is reportedly on lockdown as the investigation continues.
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