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Seven hospitalized after fentanyl reportedly released through air vents at detention center


At least seven people were hospitalized after fentanyl was released through air vents at a juvenile detention and rehabilitation center in Ohio.   

Three correction officers and four juveniles at the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Training and Rehabilitation Center in Stryker were taken to the hospital. 

The Williams County Sheriff’s Office and the fire department responded to the incident around 8.30pm on Sunday after reports that the detainees had collapsed.  

Chief deputy Jeff Lehman said that everyone is stable and expected to recover. 

Responders found that fentanyl had been released on the air ventilation system. Authorities are investigating the incident, Lehman said. 

Officials did not say what caused the fentanyl to be released 

Other detainees at the center have been moved to the next-door Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, where they’re being kept separate from the adults.  

The Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Training and Rehabilitation Center primarily houses juveniles awaiting trial, and has capacity for 64 juveniles. 

Three correction officers and four juveniles at the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Training and Rehabilitation Center in Stryker were taken to the hospital

The Williams County Sheriff's Office and the fire department responded to the incident around 8.30pm on Sunday after reports that the detainees had collapsed

The Williams County Sheriff’s Office and the fire department responded to the incident around 8.30pm on Sunday after reports that the detainees had collapsed

Other detainees at the center have been moved to the next-door Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, where they're being kept separate from the adults. Above, aerial Photo of the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Training and Rehabilitation Center in relation to the State Corrections Center in Williams County,

Other detainees at the center have been moved to the next-door Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, where they’re being kept separate from the adults. Above, aerial Photo of the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Training and Rehabilitation Center in relation to the State Corrections Center in Williams County,

Other detainees at the center have been moved to the next-door Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, where they're being kept separate from the adults

Other detainees at the center have been moved to the next-door Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, where they’re being kept separate from the adults

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid considered 80-to-100 times stronger than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin. 

During the last year, Fentanyl overdoses and deaths have surged to unprecedented records. Just two grams of the potent drug are lethal. 

More than 105,000 people died of drug overdoses between October 2020 and October 2021, according to the US Center for Disease Control (CDC). 

Two thirds of those deaths involved potent and fast-acting synthetics opioids such as fentanyl.  

Last week, four people in Florida were taken to the hospital after overdosing on fentanyl-laced cocaine.

Two of the four went into cardiac arrest and were then given mouth-to-mouth by the other pair, who then also became exposed to fentanyl and had to be hospitalized. 

Fire rescue crews found the men, aged between 26 and 39, in a Fort Lauderdale home that contained ‘drug residue.’  

A group of four men overdosed on fentanyl over the weekend. Pictured, law enforcement officials work the scene in the 1600 block of Southwest 40th Terrace near Fort Lauderdale on Sunday

A group of four men overdosed on fentanyl over the weekend. Pictured, law enforcement officials work the scene in the 1600 block of Southwest 40th Terrace near Fort Lauderdale on Sunday

Four more spring breakers were hospitalized by fentanyl in Florida with three of them injured by giving mouth-to-mouth days after synthetic opioid sickened six West Point cadets

Four more spring breakers were hospitalized by fentanyl in Florida with three of them injured by giving mouth-to-mouth days after synthetic opioid sickened six West Point cadets

Their hospitalizations came days after after six military cadets from West Point also overdosed from fentanyl while in the state celebrating spring break. 

Several of them went into cardiac arrest and were taken to hospital.    

Axel Giovany Casseus, 21, was arrested by police in relation to the incident and charged with trafficking cocaine but not with dealing the drug to the students. 

Casseus’ bond has been set at $50,000.   

He was arrested after undercover officers set up a sting operation posing as possible purchasers for some cocaine. Casseus sold the officers 43 grams for $1,000.

It’s not believed that particular batch contained any fentanyl which was found in the cadets batch.  

‘We’re seeing more cases testing positive for both cocaine and fentanyl,’ said Liz Zaney, a toxicologist with the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office said to The Sun. 

‘The problem is, the sergeant can’t connect the fentanyl to this defendant,’ the judge said at the hearing. 

The incident is still under investigation, however it is clear authorities are seeing a  growing incidence of cocaine mixed with fentanyl.    

A Spring Break party at a Wilton Manors rental house ended with six college students overdosing on fentanyl-laced cocaine on Thursday, March 10

A Spring Break party at a Wilton Manors rental house ended with six college students overdosing on fentanyl-laced cocaine on Thursday, March 10

In shocking 911 audio obtained by DailyMail.com, a panicking spring breaker can be heard telling police how his military cadet friends are passing out after taking fentanyl-laced cocaine and drinking an ‘enormous amount’.

‘We took some coke and we are not getting some responses right now,’ the anonymous caller says as first responders raced to an address in Fort Lauderdale, Florida last Thursday.

They then arrived to find seven people, including the six cadets on vacation from New York, overdosing on the tainted drugs, two of whom were in critical condition.

‘They did some coke and they have been drinking heavily for the past couple of days,’ the same person says in a second call, as a female sobs in the background and someone else shouts ‘hold it the f**k together.’   

The nearly-five minutes of audio begins with raised voices and chaos before the caller pleads, ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry’. 

Local10 helicopter footage shows paramedics trying to revive six West Point Academy football players on spring break who overdosed on fentanyl-laced cocaine in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday

Local10 helicopter footage shows paramedics trying to revive six West Point Academy football players on spring break who overdosed on fentanyl-laced cocaine in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday

The group of spring breakers overdosed on cocaine laced with fentanyl on Thursday night. Pictured, one of those who overdosed being stretchered away to a waiting ambulance

The group of spring breakers overdosed on cocaine laced with fentanyl on Thursday night. Pictured, one of those who overdosed being stretchered away to a waiting ambulance 

Six spring breakers staying in a rental property listed on VRBO for $360 per night were hospitalized after overdosing on cocaine laced with fentanyl Thursday. As of late Friday, only three remained in the hospital. Two were in critical condition and on ventilators. The other patient is said to be in stable condition. The group was staying in a three bedroom, two bathroom home with a private pool (pictured) located in Wilton Manors, Florida

Six spring breakers staying in a rental property listed on VRBO for $360 per night were hospitalized after overdosing on cocaine laced with fentanyl Thursday. As of late Friday, only three remained in the hospital. Two were in critical condition and on ventilators. The other patient is said to be in stable condition. The group was staying in a three bedroom, two bathroom home with a private pool (pictured) located in Wilton Manors, Florida 

The female 911 operator interrupts to ask: ‘What’s the address sir, give me the address, sir.’

The caller shouts at his friends to provide details, begging the operator: ‘Ma’am, I’m about to give you the address please stand by, please stand by, we are at a house … this is a house, it’s an Airbnb.’

After getting the address, the operator asks him to slow down and tell her exactly what happened.

A suspect believed to be connected to a group of spring breakers who overdosed on cocaine laced with fentanyl, has been named as 21-year-old Axel Giovany Casseus

A suspect believed to be connected to a group of spring breakers who overdosed on cocaine laced with fentanyl, has been named as 21-year-old Axel Giovany Casseus

‘We took some coke and we are not getting some responses right now,’ he responds.

‘People are passing out. Three people passed out … because they drank a lot, like a lot a lot … an enormous amount.’

The caller reassures the operator he isn’t going to hang up as she asks him if the three are still breathing. The call goes dead but he rings back, speaking this time to a male operator.

‘I don’t even know where I’m at right now,’ the caller says. When he’s asked to give his name he doesn’t reply however, it’s possible that his response has been redacted in the recording issued by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

‘They did some coke and they’ve been drinking heavily for the last couple of days,’ he tells the operator.

He then breaks off to say ‘it’s ok baby, don’t worry about it,’ to a female who can be heard sobbing loudly.

‘There are three people and they are basically just passed out,’ the caller adds, as another voice in the background shouts, ‘hold it together, hold it the f**k together.’

The caller is asked for the ages of the overdose victims but he interrupts to say that first responders have arrived. 

‘Thank you so much, I appreciate it,’ he tells the operator as the call ends.  

Casseus is pictured during his bond hearing on Saturday. He is being held at the Broward Main Jail, with bail set at $50,000, according to online booking records

Casseus is pictured during his bond hearing on Saturday. He is being held at the Broward Main Jail, with bail set at $50,000, according to online booking records

Paramedics who responded to the scene at a vacation home used opioid-overdose-reversing drug naloxone - also known as Narcan - on the patients

Paramedics who responded to the scene at a vacation home used opioid-overdose-reversing drug naloxone – also known as Narcan – on the patients

Officials say four college students staying at a vacation rental home in Wilton Manors ingested the drug and went into cardiac arrest, and their two friends fell ill after coming into contact with the fentanyl by performing CPR on the patients

Officials say four college students staying at a vacation rental home in Wilton Manors ingested the drug and went into cardiac arrest, and their two friends fell ill after coming into contact with the fentanyl by performing CPR on the patients



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