DOVER - The Dover Police Department is investigating the suspected drug-related death of a Dover man on Friday.
Richard Dubois, 33, was found unresponsive when responders arrived at his 3 Rose St. residence around 1 a.m.
While the cause and manner of Dubois' death has still to be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, based on the investigation to date it appears to be drug related. If in fact Dubois' death is due to a drug overdose, it will be the ninth confirmed in Dover in 2017, which had twelve suspected drug related deaths in 2016.
The Dover Police Department has responded to 30 nonfatal drug overdoses in 2017.
This case is being investigated by the Dover Police Department's Special Investigations Bureau. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Dover Police Department at 603-742-4646. Anonymous tips may be called into the Dover Crimeline at 603-749-6000. The Dover Crimeline can also be contacted via www.dovernhcrimeline.org.