On March 6th, a Bartlesville police officer was conducting a traffic stop for a vehicle that had two occupants.
The driver was arrested on traffic violations and the passenger was arrested on several drug charges.
While the responding officer was packaging the evidence, he noticed he wasn’t feeling well.
According to the statement by Bartlesville PD, the officer noticed he was experiencing a possible exposure of Fentanyl.
Pharmaceutical Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid pain reliever.
According to the CDC, it is fifty to one hundred times more potent than morphine.
A minuscule dose of Fentanyl can have the same lethality as a much larger dose of heroin.
After informing his fellow officers that he was not feeling well, the officer fell over and became momentarily unresponsive.
The officer was transported to a local hospital where he received multiple doses of Narcan.
The medical staff stated that the officer came in contact with methamphetamine that was laced with Fentanyl.
Two other officers that were decontaminating the area also went to the hospital with minor symptoms.
The two officers were not admitted to the hospital, they were seen in the ER and released.
Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles tells us, "He has been released from the hospital. He is home resting and doing much better. Still feels bad but otherwise OK".
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