BEAVER, WV (LOOTPRESS) – On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, staff at Southern Regional Jail responded to the possible presence of contraband at the facility.
The investigation and response resulted in the securing of certain areas of the facility while a thorough investigation occurred.
Contraband and a hand-made weapon were found, seized and secured during this investigation. Three inmates are currently receiving appropriate medical treatment.
At this time, normal procedures of inmate care and oversight have resumed at the facility.
No additional information is available at this time as this incident is under investigation by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Criminal Investigation Division and the West Virginia State Police.