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A distressing incident unfolded at the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Training and Rehabilitation Center, resulting in the hospitalization of at least seven people on Sunday, Your Content has learned.
The occurrence, involving the release of fentanyl through the facility’s air vents, prompted swift action from local authorities.
Upon receiving reports of collapsed detainees, the Williams County Sheriff’s Office and the fire department swiftly responded to the scene at approximately 8:30 PM.
Among those hospitalized were three correction officers and four juveniles residing at the center.
Fortunately, Deputy Chief Jeff Lehman reassured the public that everyone affected by the incident is currently in stable condition and expected to recover from the fentanyl exposure.
Responders investigating the scene discovered that the highly potent substance had been released through the air ventilation system.
Authorities are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident, with a focus on determining how the fentanyl was introduced into the detention center’s air vents, according to WWNYTV.