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Reynoldsburg Detective Facing Drug Charges Found Dead In Cell

U.S. Marshals Office
Downard was facing federal charges of possession of drugs with the intent to distribute.

U.S. Marshals confirm a Reynoldsburg detective facing federal drug charges has died while in custody. 

Other media outlets report officials are investigating the death of Tye Downard as a suicide.

He was found dead early Monday morning in the Delaware County jail, where he was being after investigators said he made more than 20 deliveries of painkillers, cocaine, and heroin.