10 NC inmates hospitalized after suspected overdoses

SWAN QUARTER, N.C. (WNCT)-  Ten inmates at Hyde Correctional Institution were hospitalized after a suspected overdose.

One inmate was airlifted to Vidant in Greenville and the other four were taken by ambulance to the hospital Friday. This is in addition to five other inmates who were hospitalized after experiencing the similar symptoms one Wednesday.

Four of the inmates have returned to Hyde CI, but on remains hospitalized. After Wednesday’s incident, a thorough search of the prison was conducted but no drugs were found.

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