Maine Inmate Died From a Potential Drug Overdose Tuesday Night
According to a report from WGME 13, an inmate at a Maine correctional facility has passed away.
Channel 13 is reporting that an inmate being housed at the Penobscot County Jail died on Tuesday night from what officials believe was likely a drug overdose. The report indicates that officers at the jail were alerted to a problem at about 8:20 on Tuesday evening.
When they went to investigate they found other inmates attempting to resuscitate another. WGME says that responding officers and medical staff attempted life-saving aid but it was ultimately unsuccessful and the inmate died. Currently the inmate is unidentified.
Though it is suspected to have been a drug overdose that caused the death, jail officials are still awaiting the report from the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner. Additionally, the Bangor Police Department is currently investigating.
WGME also reports that, as is customary, the Department of Corrections has been notified as well.
This is a developing story and we will continue to keep it updated as more information becomes available.