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Halifax inmate dies after suspected drug use

Posted June 2, 2016

Charles Moss,38

— The Department of Public Safety has requested the help of local law enforcement after an inmate was found dead at the Caledonia Correctional Institute in Halifax late Wednesday.

According to officials, Charles Moss, 38, was found unresponsive just before midnight. Correctional staff initiated CPR and called EMS, but attempts to resuscitate the inmate were not successful.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the inmate may have been using a form of synthetic marijuana known as K2.

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office and the State Bureau are investigating the death.

Moss was serving a 28-year sentence for second-degree murder. He was convicted in Lincoln County in 2002.


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