|Eleven staff at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora sent to hospital|
|By northcountrypublicradio.org- Brian Mann & Emily Russell|
Eleven staff members from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora were sent to the hospital on Friday. They were exposed to a toxic substance believed to be fentanyl, a highly dangerous opioid.
The exposure happened in the prison’s mailroom Friday morning. Staff were inspecting mail addressed to prisoners at Clinton Correctional Facility. That’s when they found an envelope with a substance the staff was not able to identify.
State Police responded around 9 a.m. Friday. According to police, several mailroom staff felt physical symptoms from the exposure.
In all, eleven prison employees were treated at the hospital in Plattsburgh and released the same day.
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