Pike County jail locked down over suspicious substance

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PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A piece of mail forced the Pike County Detention Center to go into lockdown Friday.

According to the jail, an employee was going through the mail and found an envelope containing a suspicious substance.

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Believing the substance might be fentanyl, the jail went into lockdown and a HAZMAT crew was called in.

The employee who handled the envelope was taken to the hospital as a precaution, according to the jail.

Investigators determined the substance wasn’t dangerous and the lockdown was lifted.