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Pasco County jail inmate found dead in cell

The 35-year-old inmate died by suicide, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
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Published Aug. 24, 2019
Updated Aug. 24, 2019

LAND O’ LAKES ― A 35-year-old inmate took his own life on Friday at the Pasco County jail.

The inmate was found at about 12:30 p.m. in his cell at the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center at 20101 Central Blvd., according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

He was identified as Brian Travis. He has a history of arrests in Pasco County, according to jail records. He was booked into the county jail Monday after being arrested on a misdemeanor charge of failing to appear on a charge of possession, sale or distribution of synthetic drugs, records show.

His death remains under investigation, deputies said.

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