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Lawsuit filed against jail

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Inmate says he was denied his medications

By Karl Moffatt
Las Vegas Optic

A 69-year-old Las Vegas man suffering from a host of medical ailments is suing San Miguel County after a 30-day stay in the county jail where he alleges he was deprived of his medications and suffered because of it.

Jerry Coca, of the 300 block of State Road 65 in Las Vegas had pleaded guilty to his third drunken driving offense and was sentenced by former San Miguel Magistrate Philip Romero in October 2011 to 30 days in jail, according to court records.


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