Man's death turns glare on Cherry Hospital – Raleigh News & Observer

Two hours after he was discharged from a state psychiatric hospital in Goldsboro last month, Jeffery Scott Swaim’s mother found him slumped in the seat of a Greyhound bus in Wilmington. He died the next day. Sheila Buckner, his mother, says emergency room doctors told her they found an adhesive patch containing a powerful prescription painkiller in her son’s mouth. Though the cause of Swaim’s death July 16 has not yet been officially determined, Buckner says doctors in Wilmington told her he likely died of a drug overdose.