Autopsy report: woman overdosed on meth before taking drug test at Brown County Courthouse

Carrie Aleese Gardner

A woman found dead inside of a bathroom at the Brown County Courthouse last month consumed more than the lethal limit of methamphetamine, according to a report.

Carrie Aleese Gardner, 46, of Brownwood, was pronounced dead on May 10 at 12:13 p.m. by the Brown County Justice of the Peace.

The results of an autopsy performed at the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office were released on Tuesday and they ruled that Gardener's death was an accident and that the cause of her death was acute methamphetamine intoxication.

According to the report, Gardner was in the bathroom on the third floor of the Brown County Courthouse to provide urine for a drug test when she suddenly collapsed.

The toxicology report states that Gardner's urine and blood tested positive for 2,750 milliliters of meth, with the lethal amount being anything over 2,000 milliliters.

The Brown County Sheriff's Office told KTXS News that they plan to launch an investigation into how Gardner obtained such a large amount of meth.

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