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Lower Bucks County Man Died In Prison Of Drug Withdrawal

The Bucks County Correctional Facility.
Credit: Tom Sofield/

A 52-year-old man who died in the Bucks County Correctional Facility in January suffered from opiate withdrawal, according to a report.

Frederick Adami, 52, who previously lived in Northampton and Yardley, died due to complications from opiate withdrawal inside the Doylestown Township facility operated by the county. The man also had an enlarged heart, according to the Bucks County Courier Times.

Adami was discovered deceased in the correctional facility on Sunday, January 28 in the morning. He was locked up the day before after Bensalem police found he had an open warrant and suspected drugs with him, according to authorities.

According to county court records, Adami had previous run-ins with police and pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation for a 2015 bad checks case out of Yardley.

Adami, a father and grandfather, was listed in his obituary as being a Philadelphia sports fan and as someone who enjoyed fishing and music.

“Fred will be remembered as a man of faith and his strong love of the Lord,” his obituary said.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001