Fentanyl released through vents in Williams Co. juvenile detention center, 7 taken to hospital

STRYKER, Ohio (WTVG) — Seven people were taken to hospital Sunday night after fentanyl was released through the vents at the Northwest Ohio Training and Rehabilitation Center for Juvenile Detention in Williams County, authorities said.

Three prosecutors and four minors held at the facility were taken to the hospital, according to Jeff Lehman, chief deputy for the Williams County Sheriff’s Department. He added that they are stable and expected to be fine.

Researchers are investigating how the fentanyl was released.

The other inmates were transferred to the adjacent Corrections Center in northwest Ohio, Lehman said, and are being kept separate from the adults.

Multiple fire departments, ambulances and emergency services attended the Stryker facility Sunday night, including those from neighboring counties.

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