GREENFIELD — An inmate’s drug overdose in the midst of a smuggling scheme at the Hancock County Jail during the summer has cost the county more than $13,600 so far in medical expenses.
The majority of the expense – $11,555 – came from William Campbell’s initial emergency room visit and medical treatment after he was found in his cell, unconscious. Campbell, 21, had opiates and methadone in his system, lab tests showed, and he was later transferred to a long-term care facility.
Sheriff Mike Shepherd and Maj. Brad Burkhart delved into Campbell’s medical expenses with the Daily Reporter after Wednesday’s county council meeting. They had asked the council to transfer an additional $20,000 to the jail’s medical expenses account because the balance was running low.