Inmate hospitalized after suspected overdose in Mercer County Jail

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A man was taken to the hospital after a suspected overdose inside the Mercer County Jail Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, corrections staff was alerted around 3:30 p.m. to an inmate who was unresponsive and not breathing inside his dorm. Officers responded quickly and started CPR. 

When Celina EMS arrived they administered Narcan to the inmate and transported him to the hospital. The man, is being held at the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility on several violent felony offenses. His name has not been released due to medical privacy laws and no additional charges have yet been filed. 

The Sheriff’s Office K-9 units were called in to search the dorm. A search warrant for blood and urine samples from the inmate has also been applied for. 

Detectives are investigating find out how the drugs got into the facility.

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