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Pinellas sheriff: Inmate, 59, found dead in county jail

CLEARWATER — A 59-year-old inmate was found dead Sunday night in the county jail, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Johnny Mack Amons was pronounced dead at about 6:28 p.m. on Sunday, the Sheriff's Office said, at the Pinellas County Jail at 14400 49th St. N.

Detectives do not believe his death to be suspicious.

He was booked into the jail on drug charges Friday by St. Petersburg police. He was found "unresponsive" in a holding area on Sunday, deputies said. Jail staff said they administered CPR but could not revive him.

The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine a cause of death.

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