Sandra Bland was high on marijuana — while she was incarcerated in
the Texas jail where she eventually died — according to Waller County
District Attorney Elton Mathis. Mathis reportedly said in a text message
to an attorney representing the Bland family that “[l]ooking at the autopsy results and toxicology, it appears she swallowed a large quantity of marijuana or smoked it in the jail.”
If true, this allegation suggests that security in this jail facility is extraordinarily lax. How does marijuana make its way to an incarcerated individual in the first place? And how does that individual
manage to smoke or eat a “large quantity” of it without jail officials noticing?