Officer overdoses after making contact with fentanyl during traffic stop

Officer overdoses after making contact with fentanyl during traffic stop

Police say Patrolman Chris Green followed proper procedure for handling drugs by using latex gloves and a mask while conducting the search.

This happening after he helped arrest two men Justin Buckle, of East Liverpool, and Cortez Collins, of Cleveland, driving in this vehicle.

Police told WFMJ that Buckle attempted to rub a white powder into the floor of the auto when Officer Chris Green intervened to stop him. It was also all over the suspect's shoes and clothes.

The powdered narcotics had spread throughout the suspect's auto, and apparently on officer Green as well.

Green, who had worn gloves while searching the suspects' vehicle, collapsed on the floor.

One of the other officers mentioned he had something on his shirt, and Green brushed it off with his hand, according to Lane.

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

An eastern OH officer was revived with four doses of Narcan after he accidentally came into contact with fentanyl during a traffic stop and overdosed.

Officer Rob Smith grabbed Green as he fell to the floor, and the arriving ambulance crew began working on the officer and administered a dose of Narcan. He received three more doses of Narcan at the hospital, according to WKBN.

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As of Sunday, Green was said to be recovering and "doing fine". "He's an ex MMA fighter, he's 225 pounds, all the muscle, and it overtook him just like that", said Capt. Patrick Wright of the East Liverpool Police. "We don't do that any longer because of accidental exposures".

On Saturday, the East Liverpool Police Department posted a message to Facebook, calling on the state government to draft legislation "to protect our safety forces from these harmful drugs".

"I've always been competitive, and they are not going to win", Green said, referring to drug dealers.

Drug Enforcement Agency spokesman Rusty Payne said: "It is so potent and so deadly that even a microgram amount can kill someone", the Guardian reported. The color change of the contents of that vial would indicate what type of drug was involved in the bust.

That hazard became clear Friday night when a police officer was hospitalized.

The suspects then told officers that the drug was in fact fentanyl.

Police agencies on the lookout for new heroin-laced drug, 'Gray Death'.

"His wife, kids and his dog could be confronted with it and boom, they're dead".

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