Here are some more news stories about officers being exposed to Opioid poisoning:
- Officer given Narcan after coming into contact with heroin, fentanyl | WPXI (6/8/17)
- Could new screening techniques prevent fentanyl exposure? from PoliceOne.com (6/7/17)
- Street drugs change way officers in Michigan make stops from Oakland County Sheriff (6/5/17)
- New drug kits save police dogs from opioid overdoses (6/1/17)
- Harford Sheriff's Office corporal recounts his exposure to heroin, fentanyl on overdose call (5/31/17)
- DEA warns local law enforcement and first responders about the dangers of fentanyl exposure
See the roll call video here.
- The AP (5/27, Linderman) reports on several recent incidents where law enforcement and first responders were the victims of accidental overdoses from drugs such as carfentanil and fentanyl. The AP says, “Because of their potency, it’s not just addicts who are increasingly at risk – it’s those tasked with saving lives and investigating the illegal trade.” Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said the risk is a “game-changer for us in law enforcement...We are going to have to re-evaluate daily what we’re doing.” Gahler added, “I don’t want to lose a deputy ever, but especially not to something the size of a grain of salt.” The AP adds, “Other changes for Harford deputies include carrying bigger doses of Narcan – four milligrams instead of single-milligram doses,” because “synthetic opioids are so potent.”
- Ohio police officer Chris Green nearly died from an accidental overdose after patting down a suspect and getting white powder, believed to be fentanyl, on his hands. (5/17/17)
- DEA warns police of accidental overdose risks in drug fight (AP)
- Michigan detective sickened, office evacuated after testing (AP)
- Police carry drug kits to save K-9s from opioid overdoses (AP)
- Michigan Detective sickened by suspected opioid, partial evacuation at Sheriff's Department
- New drug kits save police dogs from opioid overdoses - CBS News
- OFFICER SAFETY: Fentanyl: Winnipeg police officers possibly exposed to fentanyl, self-administer naloxone
- Additional News Article on Fentanyl;Fentanyl. The New York Times (6/9, Ahmed) reports that US law enforcement and border authorities “warn that Mexican cartels are using their own labs to produce” the drug fentanyl and distribute it “through their vast smuggling networks to ...
- DEA Warning to Law Enforcement: Fentanyl and Carfentanil Exposure Kills: DEA Issues Carfentanil Warning to Police and Public DEA Warning to Law Enforcement: Fentanyl and Carfentanil Exposure Kills from Officer.com
- DEA Warning to Police: Fentanyl Exposure Kills Posted 6/11/16 Updated 7/3/16: “Fentanyl can kill you. Fentanyl is being sold as heroin in virtually every corner of our country. It’s produced clandestinely in Mexico, and (also) comes directly from China. It is 40 to 50 times stronger than street-level heroin. A very small amount ...
- Research in Brief: Effective Use of Naloxone in Response to Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Overdoses: IACP Research in Brief: Effective Use of Naloxone in Response to Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Overdoses