Police officer overdoses and almost dies after accidentally touching fentanyl

Police officer overdoses and almost dies after accidentally touching fentanyl

"Once they got blocked in, they tried to dispose of the evidence in the vehicle", said East Liverpool Police Cpt.

Patrolman Green reportedly followed protocol for handling drugs and wore gloves and a mask while patting down Buckle and searching the suspects' auto for evidence.

East Liverpool Police Officer Chris Green was at the station when his partner pointed out he had a little fentanyl dust on his uniform, according to Police Chief John Lane.

Green overdosed at the station an hour later and was immediately treated with a dose of Narcan, a medication that blocks the effects of opioids.

A police officer is speaking out about how he nearly died from a freak overdose as he battled to take deadly drugs off the streets.

Captain Wright said Sunday Green was in good shape.

It's one of the reasons the agency calls the drug "a significant danger to public health workers, first responders and law enforcement personnel that may unwittingly come into contact with it".

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

Green was given four doses of Narcan.

Justin M. Buckel, 25, East Liverpool, and Cortez D. Collins, 24, Cleveland, were bound over to Columbiana County Common Pleas Court on the third-degree felony charges, with cash/surety bond set at $100,000 for each.

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"They're sitting there talking, decompressing. and someone said to him, 'You got something on your shirt.' He brushed it off and they went back to talking", Lane told InsideEdition.com.

Officer Green used the correct precautions while searching the vehicle.

It wasn't that long ago when police would do a chemical test right there at the scene as soon as a substance was confiscated so they would know what type of drug they were dealing with.

"God was surely looking over me", Green said.

In East Liverpool, officials said Patrolman Green followed protocol in his encounter with the drug and is lucky to be alive.

"We just don't have the resources to do it", he said.

Buckel is expected to be charged with felonious assault in relation to the exposure from the suspected drugs. The powder was suspected of being fentanyl, a powerful opioid that claimed the of lives of more than 1,600 people in OH in 2014 and 2015.

"Now illicit fentanyl has become a potent additive to heroin, cocaine, or even counterfeit prescription drugs", said Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy, a Republican from Pennsylvania.

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