UPDATE (December 6, 2020 5:45 p.m.)
GREENWOOD, W.Va. – The deceased inmates were identified as David Eugene Smith, 40, and Jeremy Imani Carter, 31.
The third inmate, that was taken to an outside hospital, was returned to the facility late Saturday evening.
West Virginia State Police are still investigating.
ORIGIONAL (December 6, 2020 12:00 a.m.)
GREENWOOD, W.Va. – Two inmates of the North Central Regional Jail are dead and a third in the hospital after being found unresponsive on Saturday afternoon.
Officials with the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security said the three inmates were in a quarantine cell at the facility when they were discovered.
Officials said medical care was immediately provided, but two of the three inmates were declared deceased an hour after they were found.
Initial indications suggest the incident is overdose-related.
An internal review of the incident is underway, and the West Virginia State Police are investigating.