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Inmates hospitalized for ingesting Jimsonweed

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ROCK COUNTY (WKOW) -- Late Sunday night, Rock County Correctional staff members discovered an inmate acting strangely in the Jail housing unit.

Medical staff immediately examined the inmate and revealed ingestion of Jimsonweed.  Not only did that inmate ingest the plant, five others did as well.  All six inmates were taken to Mercy Hospital where they were admitted for treatment and observation. 

The inmate housing unit was searched an no Jimsonweed was located.  The investigation continues. 

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