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Mercer County inmate almost dies due to suspected drug overdose
By hometownstations.com- Joseph Sharpe
Published: 03/21/2019

An inmate at the Mercer County Jail in Celina was revived today following a suspected drug overdose.

A release from Sheriff Jeff Grey's office, say around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, inmates alerted corrections staff to a male inmate who was unresponsive and not breathing. The corrections officers responded, along with a jail nurse, giving aid until EMS arrived. Medics then administered Narcan to the inmate and was taken to Mercer Health. His condition is not known at this time. He was at the jail on several felony offenses of violence, no additional charges have yet been filed. An investigation was then launched into how the drugs got into the jail.

The inmate's name is not being released due to medical privacy laws.

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