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HCSO Charge Two Jail Inmates for Contraband in a Penal Institution


For Immediate Release: November 3, 2023

HCSO Charge Two Jail Inmates for Contraband in a Penal Institution

Hamilton County, TN – On Thursday evening, November 2, 2023, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Deputies at the Hamilton County Jail and Detention Center became aware of seven female inmates who were exhibiting signs of a drug overdose. Correction Deputies and jail medical staff immediately responded and rendered aid until EMS personnel arrived on the scene. Once on scene, the inmates were transported via HCEMS to a local hospital for medical review.

As the inmates were being removed from the area, Deputies located a folded piece of paper containing a powdery substance. A field test of the substance indicated it to be Fentanyl.

After being evaluated and medically cleared, all inmates were released from the hospital and transported back to the jail.

During the investigation into the incident, Inmates Sheyenne Sullivan (02/28/98) and Rhianna McGill (12/20/91) were found to be in possession of the Fentanyl. Both inmates will be charged with the following:

- Possession of Fentanyl for Resale

- Possession of Contraband in a Penal Institution

This incident remains under investigation and therefore no further details are available.

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