Death of county jail inmate under investigation

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PORTLAND — City police and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death Monday of a Cumberland County Jail inmate.

Lt. Joel Barnes said Nikco B. Walton, 24, died at the jail after corrections officers and medical staff responded to a medical duress call at 6:40 a.m. They were unable to revive him.

Jail intake logs show Walton, of 18 Glenwood Ave., Gorham, was arrested in Gorham April 5 by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency on a charge of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.