Spilled Crystal Meth Sickens Five and Causes Jail Shutdown

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018

Spilled crystal meth sickens five and causes jail shutdown, authorities in Ohio have reported.

The Darke County Sheriff’s Office reported that the incident began on Tuesday with the arrest of Stephen A. Garner, Jr., 37. The Ohio Adult Parole Authority had requested Garner’s arrest, according to deputies.

While Garner was being booked into jail and searched, “multiple plastic baggies containing a white powdery substance dropped from the subject’s body.”

When he attempted to retrieve the baggies, at least one of them opened and spilled white powder on Garner, deputies, and the floor of the jail. Corrections officers then arrested Garner and placed him in a holding cell.

A short while later, deputies reported feeling light-headed and ill. Garner then lost consciousness and was unresponsive in his cell. At that time, jail staff summoned help from additional deputies and the Greenville Township Fire and Rescue.

Multiple emergency units responded, as well as patrol deputies, detectives, and off-duty corrections officers. First responders transported four deputies and Garner to the hospital four care. As a precaution, paramedics treated some of the victims with Narcan during emergency care.