Wed, Nov 24, 2021 5:26 PM
WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A state agency has initiated an investigation after an inmate at a North Carolina correctional institute died of a suspected overdose amid allegations that officers smuggled drugs into the facility. News outlets report authorities said Tabor Correctional Institution inmate Dustin D. Goodson suffered an apparent overdose on Nov. 12 and was taken to a hospital in South Carolina, where he was later declared brain dead. Three correctional officers named in two separate incident reports filed by the Tabor City Police Department have resigned in the past week, and one of them faces a charge of trafficking synthetic cannabinoids. That officer has not been linked to Goodson's death.