- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 9, 2018

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - Two Massachusetts prisoners who suffered an opioid overdose in the back of a sheriff’s office van were revived by firefighters using the overdose-reversal drug naloxone.

It’s unclear how the inmates obtained the opioids. They were being transported in a Middlesex Sheriff’s Office van Tuesday when they overdosed. A fire department official says the van stopped at a fire station in Salem, and firefighters quickly administered naloxone.

The sheriff’s office says it is investigating what it described as a “medical incident” involving detainees who had court appearances Tuesday. A spokesman declined to comment further.

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