Carl Glenn Wheat (319)

9/21/2000: Officers performed a traffic stop on Wheat's vehicle. Wheat tried to swallow a bag full of drugs to conceal it. Officers Darryl Wertz and Jeffery Vanover struggled with Wheat for the bag. Wheat died. The little available information said that a grand jury was presented with multiple theories as to whether neck compressions or methamphetamine use were most to blame for Wheat's death.

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