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Anaheim Police Officer Treated for Fentanyl Exposure

An Anaheim police officer was treated for fentanyl exposure after arresting a suspect at around 2:00 a.m. on August 9 Near East Street and 91 Freeway.

“[The officer] made a car stop last night … of a subject who had no bailable arrest warrant and was in possession of suspected drugs, so the officer made the arrest,” Anaheim Police Department public information officer Shane Carringer told The Epoch Times. Told.

Carringer said the officer collected suspected drugs and was on his way to the police department to book the suspect when he began to feel symptoms consistent with fentanyl exposure.

Feeling light-headed, the officer turned to the radio from Sycamore and East Street for help. Carringer said Anaheim Fire and Rescue paramedics showed up at the scene to treat the unidentified officer, although they did not administer Narcan Nasal Spray, a drug used to combat opioid exposure.

Instead, paramedics gave him oxygen and basic life support measures, according to Carringer.

The officer refused additional medical treatment and refused to go to the hospital after the incident.

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The fire department considered the area to be a dangerous scene and for additional traces of potential fentanyl exposure contaminated patrol vehicles.

“[The Fire Department] There’s a chemical they can use that will basically deactivate the fentanyl and allow it to be cleaned,” Carringer said. “We have to clean the police car, but after it’s exposed to this chemical, it There is no danger because of the chemical changes that happen to matter.”

Carringer noted that after testing the substance this morning, it came back as positive for fentanyl, meaning that the substance taken from the suspect contained particles of fentanyl.

It is unknown how much fentanyl was confiscated from the suspect, and he was taken to prison without further incident.

Police in Orange County Warning Told residents about the extreme danger of fentanyl, which is 100 times more powerful than morphine and 50 times more powerful than heroine. Illegal drug makers often mix it with other drugs, known as “bites,” without the users knowing.

Orange County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. said, “These guys who are making fentanyl are stamping and making pills that may look like a real drug, but it’s actually an illegal drug to be taken from.” -Do not give.” Todd Hilton told The Epoch Times in a previous interview.

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“And yet, let’s say someone gets two pills, one may have a lethal dose and the other may not, and they don’t even know the pills are fentanyl, they might think they’re Xanax or OxyContin or something.”

The incident comes just days after the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department released Video On July 3, an officer fell to the ground after coming into contact with fentanyl. A nearby officer quickly administered Narkan to rescue him.

Drew Van Voorhees is a California-based daily news reporter for The Epoch Times. He has been a journalist for four years, during which time he has broken many viral national news stories and has been interviewed for his work on both radio and internet shows.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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