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Suspected drug overdose at Grand Forks County Correctional Center under investigation

A call to EMS was made early Wednesday morning, Dec. 7.

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GRAND FORKS — A suspected drug overdose was reported at the Grand Forks County Correctional Center earlier this week.

According to the administrator of the correctional facility, Bret Burkholder, a call for emergency services was made early Wednesday morning, Dec. 7, for a suspected overdose.

On Friday, Dec. 9, Burkholder confirmed the individual had been released from the jail's custody. No information is available about their identity or condition.

“The investigation continues as to how the contraband was brought into our facility," Burkholder said.

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Sav Kelly joined the Grand Forks Herald in August 2022.

Kelly covers public safety, including local crime and the courts system.

Readers can reach Kelly at (701) 780-1102 or skelly@gfherald.com.
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