Authorities: Five Strafford County Jail Inmates Apparently Suffered Overdoses

Jun 7, 2017

Strafford County Jail

Authorities say five jail inmates apparently suffered overdoses at the Strafford County Jail and three of them have been hospitalized in serious condition.

WMUR-TV reports the five inmates lived together in one section of the jail in Dover. Rescuers were called to the jail at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Some of the inmates were in their cells; others were in common areas.

Dover Fire Chief Eric Hagman says jail staff had administered Narcan to inmates.

Further information was not immediately available.

In March, a corrections officer was accused of attempting to bring in heroin to the jail.