Investigation at jail after inmate overdose scare

PARIS, Ky. (WTVQ) – Someone smuggled drugs into the Bourbon County Regional Detention Center that resulted in more than a dozen female inmates being sent to the hospital on Thursday.

The county-judge executive says 18 inmates were taken to the emergency room as a precaution, four of them were treated for a suspected overdose.

Investigators say all the inmates were returned to jail and all were okay.

An investigation is underway by State Police, Paris Police and the jail to determine what the drug was and who brought it into the jail.

The probe could result in criminal charges.




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