Six female work crew inmates treated for suspected overdoses

GEORGETOWN – Six female Sussex community Corrections Center inmates on work crew Thursday were treated for suspected drug overdoses, according to the Delaware Department of Correction.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. Thursday afternoon, DOC spokesperson  Jayme Gravell said.

Medical and security staff administered Narcan to the six inmates, who were subsequently treated at a hospital. EMS from several agencies also responded.

Following treatment at the hospital, all six of the inmates were transferred to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle.

The substance is being tested by Delaware State Police. DOC officials are awaiting the test results.

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