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5 inmates hospitalized from unknown substance in Tazewell jail

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Emergency medical personnel respond to the Southwest Regional Jail in Tazewell after five inmates ingest an unknown substance. Emergency medical personnel respond to the Southwest Regional Jail in Tazewell after five inmates ingest an unknown substance.

TAZEWELL, VA (WVVA) Police are investigating how an unknown substance was given to inmates at the Southwest Regional Jail in Tazewell.

Paramedics were called out to the jail Thursday afternoon. According to Tazewell Police Chief DeWitt Cooper, five inmates were taken to the hospital after ingesting an unknown substance. They have since been released and are now back behind bars.

Chief Cooper says they are still working to find out how the substance got into the jail. No other details are known.

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