Four Youths And Three Adults Hospitalized For Fentanyl Overdose In Youth Detention Center
Several people were hospitalized Sunday after fentanyl was discovered in the ventilation system of an Ohio juvenile detention center, according to authorities.
Four juveniles and three staff members at the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Training and Rehabilitation Center in Stryker, Ohio, were taken to the hospital Sunday after several juveniles collapsed, according to Williams County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Lehman.
First responders were called to the detention center at around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Authorities conducted a search of the facility and found evidence of fentanyl in the facility’s air system.
It’s not yet known how the fentanyl got into the facility’s ventilation system; the Williams County Sheriff’s Department.
The juveniles are all listed in stable condition and expected to fully recover. Other juveniles housed at the facility have been moved to an adult detention center, apart from adult detainees while investigations are ongoing and other arrangements are made.
Fentanyl is an opioid that “is estimated to be 80 times more potent than morphine and hundreds of times more potent than heroin,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.