Dover woman's death thought to be drug related

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DOVER - Dover Police are investigating a suspected drug-related death of a Dover woman on Friday.

Police say that around 9 p.m. on Friday they responded to the Western Avenue home of Tamara Hussey, 35, after a friend reported finding Hussey unresponsive.

Hussey was found to be deceased on-scene.

While the cause and manner of Hussey's death will ultimately 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 Hussey's death is due to a drug overdose, it will be the eighth confirmed in Dover in 2018, which had 13 suspected drug related deaths in 2017. The Dover Police Department has responded to 31 non-fatal drug overdoses in 2018.

If you or someone you know is experiencing an addiction-related crisis or looking for support, police encourage them to visit SOS Recovery Community Organization at 4 Broadway in Dover. The center is open Monday from 12-8pm, Tuesday through Friday from 9am-8pm and Saturday from 12-8pm. They can also be reached at (603) 841- 2350. The NH Statewide Addiction Crisis Line is available 24/7 at 1.844.711.4357 (HELP).

This case is being investigated by the Dover Police Department's Special Investigations Unit. 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

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