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Man dies of medical emergency while in Raleigh police custody

Posted January 11, 2018 11:51 a.m. EST
Updated January 11, 2018 4:04 p.m. EST

— A man died of a medical emergency while in the custody of Raleigh police, the department said Thursday.

Raleigh police officers conducted a traffic stop around 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of Rose Lane, which is in eastern part of the city, the department said. Two men were taken into custody on drug-related charges.

While in custody, Curtis Roeman Mangum, 32, started to have a medical emergency. Officers called paramedics, who took the man to WakeMed.

Mangum died several hours later. Police did not release the nature of the medical emergency.

Police contacted the State Bureau of Investigation to investigate the man's death.

Authorities said Mangum had been arrested on charged of possession with intenet to sell and deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The other man in custody, identified as Dextro James White Jr., 40, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and keeping and maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of selling cocaine and marijuana.