Several inmates treated for overdose at Sumner County Jail

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UPDATE (4/17)--Chief Deputy Pickard says as of Tuesday morning, all employees and inmates who were transported to hospitals to be monitored have been cleared and released.

Pickard says state agencies and local investigators are still working to determine the substance ingested which led to the overdoses. Once confirmed, Pickard says the person responsible for smuggling the contraband into the jail will face charges.


GALLATIN, Tenn.--Several inmates at the Sumner County Jail have been taken to hospitals following a suspected drug overdose.

According to Chief Deputy Aaron Pickard with the Sumner County Sheriff's Office, the incident took place after a female inmate was booked on Sunday for a violation of community corrections.

She was placed in her cell Monday morning and around 6:00 a.m., other inmates in her pod started to show signs of respiratory distress.

Pickard says all of the inmates transferred are believed to have voluntarily shared in taking the substance.

The jail was decontaminated as a result of the incident and none of the inmates are at risk of death. Chief Deputy Pickard says all

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