According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office press release:
The man, Ronix Rosemond, 40, of Savannah, had been arrested after officers stopped a vehicle in which he he was traveling around 9:30 p.m., Monday, June 27, on Interstate 75 southbound for a traffic violation
Deputies placed Rosemond under arrest for possession of marijuana and hindering officers. The driver of the car was not arrested.
Rosemond told police at the time he has ingested marijuana.
Rosemond was placed in a booking cell and checked periodically by jail officers. At approximately 6 a.m. the following morning, June 28, he was examined by a member of the jail medical staff and displayed no symptoms of medical distress.
Later at about 9:45 a.m., Rosemond appeared ill and was taken by ambulance to Gordon Hospital.
At approximately 1 a.m. Thursday morning, the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office was advised that Rosemond had died.
The body will be taken to the State Crime Laboratory where a post mortem examination will be performed. The death is being investigated by the GBI and the Coroner’s Office, which is normal procedure when someone dies under state custody.