Jail: 1 former inmate dead, 4 others taken to hospital
By Martin Salazar
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 3:39 pm (Updated: March 12, 3:41 pm)
The San Miguel County Detention Center and its health care provider have issued a warning that tainted heroin is suspected in the death of one former inmate and in three other inmates becoming ill and having to be rushed to Alta Vista Regional Hospital.
Warden Patrick Snedeker said Monday that there’s no doubt in his mind that contaminated heroin is responsible for what he and his staff have seen over the last few weeks. They suspect that the heroin has been mixed with bath salts.
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