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Sheriff: 6 Franklin inmates hospitalized after smoking K2
By starfl.com- David Adlerstein
Published: 06/13/2018

An officer at Gulf Correction Institution was arrested May 26 on charges of bringing the same synthetic marijuana into that prison.

CARRABELLE — After her arrest for smuggling contraband into the Franklin Correctional Institution, a Jacksonville woman booked into the Franklin County Jail apparently managed to complete her mission by distributing a highly potent synthetic marijuana to at least six inmates, all of whom had to be rushed to the hospital Monday morning.

Franklin County Sheriff A.J. Smith said as of Tuesday afternoon, five of the six men had been treated and released from Weems Memorial Hospital. A sixth man, who was administered CPR by jail staff and later flown by helicopter to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, remains in the intensive care unit there.

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