Ross Correctional Mass Overdoses From Possible Fentanyl

Twenty-four people have been treated for possible overdoses at Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe, Ohio.

The mixture was later determined to be fentanyl and heroin.

Authorities believe the people were sickened with fentanyl, which is a powerful opioid, according to WSAZ-TV. The mass overdose was reported on August 29, 2018. However, other news sites reported that, although Fentanyl is possible, the substance that sickened people has not been definitively identified yet.

Most of those treated with Narcan – which reverses the effects of opioid overdoses – are guards and nurses, according to The Dayton Daily News. A dozen of those affected were given Narcan, the newspaper reported.

No deaths have been reported. Most people taken to a local hospital were treated and released but 19 people were transported to the medical center, according to NBC4i.com.

There were also five people taken to the hospital on the same day when an unknown substance was reported at another prison.

Here’s what you need to know:


The Mass Overdose Occurred in a Prison Cell Block

A single cell block was affected in the prison, but it’s not yet clear how the overdoses occurred. The area was evacuated. Some of those affected were inmates at the prison.

Ross Correctional Institution is a 1,707-acre facility that opened in 1987. “The facility currently serves Level 1, 2, and 3 security (minimum, medium, and close) male inmates,” a report on the prison reads.

Adena Regional Medical Center went on code yellow to deal with the large number of patients coming into its emergency room, according to 10TV.

Authorities say there is not a threat to the general public from the incident, which remains under investigation with a haz-mat team at the prison.


Authorities Called It ‘Substance Exposure’

The Ohio State Highway Patrol released a statement that said the agency “is currently investigating a substance exposure at the Ross Correction Institution, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. The facility is secure with no safety threat to the public.”

The agency reported that, at 9:10 a.m., troopers and EMS rushed to the prison after reports that correctional officers and inmates had suffered “possible substance exposure.” The statement added, “Preliminary reports indicate a total of 24 individuals, including correctional officers, nurses and inmates have been exposed, no fatalities. All officers, nurses and inmates are responsive and have been transported to Adena Regional Medical Center for treatment. Several doses of Narcan were administered to victims and an additional 300 Narcan doses are available at the facility. The contaminated cell block has been cleared, and all persons from the contaminated area have been temporarily relocated within the facility. A hazardous material decontamination team is en route for cleanup. This incident remains under investigation.”

You can read the full statement from the Ohio State Patrol here.

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Anonymous

Saving junkies lives, but you have to be of the “supreme” race for them to save you… Typical. Let me guess personal accountability is not a real thing, being told such a thing is only meant to be told the despised and “inferior” people. Wish this narcan/naloxone would stop being produced or run out of ingredients. Well this country can send people to purloin from other countries to make it.

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Why living single ,??,,we need lot of mothers,,,
1) It is taken from Bible (refer: Luke 6:29If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them.) and it says: Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either.
2)Youngโ€™s Literal Translation
but I โ€” I say to you, that every one who is looking on a woman to desire her, did already commit adultery with her in his heart.
3)Good News Translation
But now I tell you: anyone who looks at a woman and wants to possess her is guilty of committing adultery with her in his heart.
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The above-mentioned two verses I always admired in my life as a young CHRISTIAN,,,
But some one striked me ,,
How did I take it ? .
And regarding lusting a woman ,,,verse,,of Jesus,,
I thought in my mind if I follow this verse ,,I may become a eunuch,,( transgender)
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But now I accept this verse ,,
Because I got a situation that I need a loving mother,,( imagine ,,this is only for an example),,
But thank God ,I got ,we got got a loving mother,,,,
The thought of a loving mother gives me joy ,,
But imagine I donโ€™t have a mother,,
I wanted even a man to show me motherโ€™s love ,,
So now I understand the value of eunuch transgender,,,,men live like women,,,,,๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ‘ฐ
So for the kingdom sake ,,,
I am ready to remain without marriage ,,( make myself think like a woman or transgender )
This is now possible to me to a accept this verse ,,,
In absence of a mother love ,,
Scarcity ,, shortage of mothers,,
Men should become ,,like mothers or woman or transgender .( living single )
JESUS IS great .
So why there are Catholic nuns and fathers.
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(Contemporary English Version
Some people are unable to marry because of birth defects or because of what someone has done to their bodies. Others stay single in order to serve God better. Anyone who can accept this teaching should do so.โ€ )

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