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6 overdose on drugs at Faribault prison on Christmas Eve

FARIBAULT, Minn. (KTTC) -- An alleged drug smuggling of LSD at the state prison in Faribault ends with six inmates hospitalized on Christmas Eve.

The Star Tribune reports that the six inmates had attended a narcotics anonymous meeting that morning and passed the synthetic drug among themselves.

Assistant Commissioner of Facilities for the Department of Corrections (DOC), Terry Carlson, confirmed to the NewsCenter that they are dealing with a drug investigation.

"We had an incident at the Faribault Correctional Facility where several inmates were taken out of the facility for apparent drug overdoses," Carlson said.

According to the Star Tribune, here's how events unfolded on Christmas Eve:

Around 12:30 p.m. guards found an inmate in his room, lying on the floor unresponsive.

By 3:00 p.m. a second prisoner is found out of control in his room, needing to be restrained.

Five minutes later, another prisoner acted out in a similar manner.

By 7:00 p.m. blood was found in a cell, apparently from a prisoner's self-inflicted wounds.

Three minutes later, another inmate is found disoriented, face down in his room.

By 10:30 that night, a prisoner was discovered out of control in his room as well.

All six were hospitalized after each incident.

However, it is unknown at this time if the prisoners all tested positive for LSD.

"I'm not gonna characterize the incident by trying to speculate what type of drug was or was not consumed by the offenders," Carlson said.

Carlson now says DOC will review what improvements can be made to the prison.

Move information will become available once the investigation is concluded.

The time frame for that is still unknown.

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