Warren

Warren

Four state inmates lodged at the Grayson County Detention Center were hospitalized and later released Tuesday night, Jan. 2 after deputies found them suffering from the effects of possible drug reactions.

Justin Warren, 37, of Hickman, KY; Chris Snawder, 30, of Shepherdsville, KY; Ronnie Rowe, 39, of Flatwoods, KY; and Quinterious Collins, 23, of Danville, KY, were discovered shortly before 7:30 p.m. by staff members at the jail Annex, according to a press release from Grayson County Jailer Jason Woosley.

The four inmates were in various states of consciousness and respiratory distress, so emergency services were requested through Grayson County Central Dispatch, the release states.

Grayson County EMS, Leitchfield Police Department, and Leitchfield Fire Department personnel responded to the Annex, located at 203 South Heyser Dr. in Leitchfield, to aid staff members with the incident.

All four inmates regained consciousness after initial treatment at the Annex and were transported to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center for evaluation and drug testing. Following their release from the hospital, all four inmates were transported to the detention center's main facility for housing.

The nature of the drug or drugs ingested by the inmates was unknown by officials as of Wednesday morning, Jan. 3.

Two of the inmates involved, Snawder and Warren, had worked outside the facility on Tuesday. Snawder had worked on a detail for the City of Leitchfield, and Warren had worked on a crew that assists the state highway department, according to the release.

Grayson County Detention Center officials are looking into whether Snawder or Warren may have gained access to the drugs while on work detail or whether they may have been smuggled into the facility in some other manner.

After the investigation into the incident is complete, the detention center expects to bring criminal charges against the parties involved, according to the release.

According to the Grayson County Detention Center's website, gcdetention.com, Collins was lodged in the detention center for the charge of Trafficking in Synthetic Drugs, 1st Offense - Class A Misdemeanor (for which he was booked on July 6, 2017); Rowe was lodged for Burglary, 2nd Degree (for which he was booked on July 10, 2017); Snawder was lodged for Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine) (for which he was lodged on Nov. 27, 2017); and Warren was lodged for Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc. .08 (Aggravated Circumstance), 4th or Greater (for which he was booked on July 13, 2017).

Woosley wished to thank all of the agencies that responded to aid detention center staff during Tuesday night's incident.

"They are all valuable partners in keeping our entire community safe," Woosley said.