CASTAIC, Calif. – Seventeen people were examined for injuries or medical problems after a disturbance erupted Tuesday among detainees at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, authorities said.
Paramedics were sent to the detention center in the 29300 block of The Old Road at about 10:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which added that 17 people were examined for unspecified injuries or medical problems.
The agency told the Associated Press that of the three hospitalized, one was in critical condition, while two others suffered moderate injuries.
An additional 14 inmates had minor complaints and were treated at the facility.
A preliminary investigation from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department suggests the inmates may have “ingested a controlled substance,” authorities said without elaborating.