Officials investigating after emergency crews respond to NH jail to treat inmates
DOVER — County officials are investigating after several ambulances had to be called to the Strafford County jail to treat inmates for medical problems.
The emergency crews from Dover responded to the jail around 9 a.m. Tuesday. It's unclear at this time why the inmates needed treatment or how many were affected. Their conditions are also unknown at this time.
Officials do not know if drugs were involved but drugs inside the jails in New Hampshire has been a problem.
"It's a concern nationwide. It's certainly a concern here. It's something we pay attention to, that we work hard to prevent and intervene," Strafford County Sheriff David Dubois said back in March when a corrections officer at the jail was arrested for allegedly bringing drugs into the jail. "I would say this office has an outstanding working relationship with staff at the House of Corrections, which allows us to intervene with these types of things."
NH1 News will update this story as more information becomes available.