Warkworth Drug Overdose


A reliable source has told Northumberland 89.7 that an inmate who overdosed on a fentanyl-laced narcotic at Warkworth Institution is hospitalized and will soon have life-support mechanisms removed.

The Correctional Service of Canada has confirmed that staff took immediate steps to revive the inmate but were unsuccessful.

He was air-lifted to hospital.

CSC cites privacy concerns for not revealing the inmate's name or medical condition.