- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

DOVER, N.H. (AP) - Police in Dover are investigating what could potentially be the fourth drug overdose death in the city this year.

Officers were dispatched to the Ham Street home of 28-year-old Matthew Irvine around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday after he had been found unresponsive in the residence. Irvine was taken to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say they are still waiting for a determination on Irvine’s cause of death by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, but it appears to be a drug overdose at this time.

If Irvine’s death is due to an overdose, it would be the fourth in Dover in 2016. The previous three overdose deaths were linked to either heroin or fentanyl. Dover police have responded to 16 non-fatal overdoses this year.

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This story has been corrected to show that Dover is not the capital of New Hampshire.

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