Five inmates at a county jail in Gallatin, Tennessee, were reportedly hospitalized Monday (April 16) to be treated for suspected overdoses.
The inmates were treated after a female inmate, booked at the Sumner County Jail on Sunday, was placed in a cell early Monday morning, Fox 17 reported.
About 6 a.m., inmates in her cell block reportedly began to exhibit symptoms of respiratory distress.
Chief Deputy Aaron Pickard of the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office said officials believe the inmates voluntarily took the substance that contributed to their suspected overdoses.
According to Fox 17, none of the inmates is at risk of death, and the jail – some 30 miles northeast of Nashville – is being decontaminated.