2 Westchester Inmates Charged After 6 Treated for Apparent Overdose

Police say two of the six inmates who suffered apparent drug overdoses at a county jail have been accused of promoting contraband in connection with the case.

Westchester County police say Deron Strange, who was in jail on an assault charge, had the remains of a hand-rolled cigarette. They say James Graziano, being held on a parole violation, had a plastic bottle that was altered into a pipe.

Calls to Legal Aid were not immediately returned.

Police say the substance that made the six inmates sick has still not been determined. Officials are investigating how it got into the jail.

The six were taken to hospitals Sunday but were back behind bars on Monday.

A jail spokesman says all visitors and prisoners are searched before and after all visits.

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