Southern Utah inmates overdose on fentanyl that was smuggled into jail

Iron County Jail, Cedar City, Utah, Nov. 24, 2021 | File photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — Two inmates recently overdosed at the Iron County Jail after fentanyl was smuggled into the facility, police say.

Anthony Raymond Haddad, 29, and his brother, Michael Ziad Haddad, 21, were booked into the Iron County Jail Feb. 3 after Cedar City police reported finding them in a motor home at a store parking lot with drugs. Both were charged in that case with several drug-related crimes, forgery and obstructing justice.

The next day, two inmates overdosed on “suspected fentanyl,” according to police booking affidavits. The inmates were discovered in a cell “unresponsive, one with agonal breathing and the other with no pulse and purple.”

“One of the inmates who overdosed … had to be revived by using multiple doses of (naloxone) before being transferred to Cedar City Hospital for further treatment,” an affidavit states. Both inmates survived.

Read the full story here: KSL News.

Written by PAT REAVY,

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