Hazmat crew finishes decontamination after Fentanyl exposure at Scott County Jail

Hazmat crew finishes decontamination after Fentanyl exposure at Scott County Jail

BENTON, MO (KFVS) - A hazmat situation at the Scott County, Missouri Jail on Sunday, September 2 led to three jailers going to the hospital.

Sheriff Wes Drury said charges are forthcoming.

According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, at 8:30 p.m. crews cleared the scene at the Scott County Jail.

During the investigation, a white powdery substance found tested positive for Fentanyl. According to the sheriff’s office, the substance was contained to a small, isolated area in the jail.

No inmates were affected by the incident.

At approx. 2030 hours, hazmat crews cleared the scene at the Scott County Jail. During this investigation, the white...

Posted by Scott County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, September 2, 2018

According to the sheriff’s office, three jailers started having health effects and were taken to an area hospital for treatment and have since been released.

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A hazmat crew was sent to the Scott County Jail.

The Cape Girardeau Fire Department, Jackson Fire Department, Benton Fire Department, North Scott County ambulance, Scott City Ambulance and Scott County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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