Officer Overdoses During Traffic Stop

Officer Overdoses During Traffic Stop

Officer Overdoses During Traffic Stop

An hour later, Green passed out in the police station, suffering from a suspected overdose from the powder police believe was fentanyl.

After arresting the men, Green and his fellow officers followed station protocol for handling drugs by wearing gloves and a mask as they searched the auto for evidence, authorities said.

Green says he was just about ready to go home when a fellow officer noticed a white powder substance on his shirt.

An Ohio police officer had to be revived with multiple doses of an opioid antidote after he accidentally overdosed on the potentially lethal drug fentanyl during a traffic stop.

Medics who were at the police station administered the opiate overdose reversal drug Narcan to Green. He was soon taken to the hospital where he was given doses of Narcan, reports said.

Wright said Green was doing fine as of Sunday.

"I value every employee in this city and, ultimately, their jobs fall on me".

Following his arrest, Buckle complained that he was not feeling well and an ambulance was called for him.

Justin Buckle (Left) and Cortez Collins (Right). In the midst of arresting two people, a little bit of Fentanyl or Carfentanil got on his uniform.

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An Ohio police officer suffered a drug overdose after a routine arrest.

Police say that Collins and Buckle told them that the white powder was cocaine, but when they field tested the substance it came back negative.

"I knew something was wrong, " Green said.

"He's lying on the couch", Lane said. Dealers import the drugs from Mexico, where cartels manufacture the opioids and mix them with heroin, or directly from China, which recently moved to crack down on illicit opioid production in response to American pressure.

"We think they were trying to flee, but they were blocked in, " East Liverpool Captain Patrick Wright said, according to WKBN.

"At the time, no one was sure what was going on, until we realized he must have overdosed on fentanyl", Lane said. The members also said how a rise in trafficking and use of illicit fentanyl might constitute a "third wave" of the opioid epidemic in the U.S.

The incident highlights the danger to police and the public of accidental exposure to fentanyl, which is 50 to 100 times more powerful than heroin, according to COAT, which is led by Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services.

Patrolman Chris Green reportedly entered the vehicle and stopped Buckle from destroying the evidence.

Green's frightening drug accident has led to a change of policy at the police department.

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