YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two inmates who overdosed at a northeastern Ohio jail were revived with an overdose antidote, and a third inmate accused of smuggling the drugs inside is now facing more charges.
Mahoning (mah-HOH’-ning) County Jail Maj. Jeff Allen says a nurse administered Narcan to bring back two inmates who overdosed at the on Monday evening. The prisoners were treated at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital and later released.
Detectives and drug-sniffing dogs conducted a search of the facility. The canines made hits on a 22-year-old inmate’s cell.
Allen says Struthers officers found a white powder on the man. Deputies are testing to see if the substance is the drug fentanyl.
The inmate faces charges of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse into a detention facility, drug trafficking and other offenses.