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Drugs suspected after inmates fall ill at Alabama jail

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GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say synthetic drugs are suspected after three inmates fell ill inside a jail in Alabama.

Officials say three prisoners had to be taken to a hospital Wednesday night from the Etowah County jail in Gadsden. The health problems happened almost simultaneously, and authorities suspect the prisoners were under the influence of some substance.

A sheriff's spokeswoman says synthetic drugs are suspected. She says officials believe someone smuggled the drugs into the lockup inside their body.

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