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Possible inmate overdoses

Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 9:52 am

One inmate who was serving time at Haynesville Correctional Center died Saturday and seven others were hospitalized, after what authorities believe were several overdoses.

The problem was discovered about 7:15 p.m.  Five of the people involved were sent to Riverside Tappahannock Hospital and two were sent to Rappahannock General Hospital.

At 8:32 p.m., one of the individuals was pronounced dead. The next of kin has been notified.

A statement from the Virginia Department of Corrections said the death is suspected to be caused by overdose, but authorities are waiting for a medical examiner to make a determination.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northern Neck News 6/19/19