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Inmate dies in Westlake Jail

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WESTLAKE, OH (WOIO) -

Raphael D. Benjamin, 32, was found unresponsive laying on his cell bunk at the Westlake City Jail Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. 

Westlake Police Department employees gave him CPR and used an AED to try to revive him. Officials with the fire department responded and pronounced him dead.

Cops say Benjamin was arrested on January 14, 2014 during a traffic stop on I90 in Westlake.

He had hypodermic needles in his possession, was driving under suspension, and had an active warrant from Brooklyn PD. Police also found a scale, baggies, and a small amount of suspected marijuana in the car he was driving. 

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner will rule on the manner and cause of death.   

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