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Uganda probing drug death of Amazing Race producer

Monday, February 27, 2012

Police in Uganda say they are poised to arrest a South African woman who survived after ingesting the contaminated cocaine that killed a U.S. freelance television producer for the show "Amazing Race."

Police spokesman Asuman Mugyenyi said Monday that Kathryn Fuller, who is still in the hospital, is being treated as a witness and suspect.

Producer Jeff Rice was found dead Feb. 18 on the balcony of the hotel room he shared with Fuller. Fuller was found unconscious on the floor near Rice. A forensic investigation found that Rice died of a drug overdose.

The case has alerted officials here to the possibility that Uganda is becoming a "consumption destination," a location where adventurers and addicts can consume illicit drugs with little risk of police detection.

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