6 deputies released from the hospital following exposure to PCP

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) —  Six deputies with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office who were transported to Upstate after exposure to PCP have been released from the hospital. 

Around 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Sheriff’s Deputies working in the booking section of the Justice Center were processing an inmate, who was brought in by officers from the Syracuse Police Department when a significant amount of a white, powdery substance was released by the inmate.

The substance became airborne and the deputies immediately became ill.

Additional deputies who responded to help were also exposed to the substance.

Preliminary test possibly identified the substance as PCP (Phencyclidine) also known as “Angel Dust.”

The inmate, Nguvu Warren, has additionally been charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.

Warren was brought in after investigators were conducting surveillance regarding Spike sales in the 500 block of South Clinton Street. 

The deputies are expected to be okay. 

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