VALHALLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two inmates have been charged after six inmates suffered apparent drug overdoses at the Westchester County jail.
They are accused of promoting contraband in connection with the case.
Westchester County police say Deron Strange, who was in jail on an assault charge, had the remains of a hand-rolled cigarette. They say James Graziano, being held on a parole violation, had a plastic bottle that was altered into a pipe.
The six who became ill Sunday are back in the general population, but not the same cell block.
“They were all in the same cell block area (before the incident),” O’Leary told CBS News. “In other words, the cells of these individuals are all approximate to one another. It’s not a situation where it was sprinkled maybe in different locations throughout that jail.”
A spokesman at the Valhalla facility said two of them had “drug materials” when they got sick. No discipline has been imposed.
He said all visitors to the jail are searched, and all prisoners are strip-searched, before and after all visits.
The jail has about 1,100 inmates.
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