Five Texas Inmates Get Sick After Smoking Synthetic Pot - NBC4 Washington
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Five Texas Inmates Get Sick After Smoking Synthetic Pot



    Notorious Outlaws and Legendary Officers Who Pioneered Today's Crime-Solving Tools
    Getty Images

    Five inmates at an East Texas jail have been hospitalized after smoking a synthetic marijuana cigarette that was smuggled into the lockup.

    The Gregg County Sheriff's Office on Monday said four inmates were treated and returned to custody. A fifth inmate spent last Friday night in a Longview hospital before being discharged back to the jail.

    Lt. Kirk Haddix says a jailer apparently missed the fake marijuana cigarette when booking an inmate. Haddix said jailers became aware of the problem when one inmate appeared to have seizures.

    No jailers have been disciplined as the investigation continues.

    Names of the inmates and details on their criminal histories weren't immediately released.