Police officer accidentally overdoses during traffic stop

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It happened last Friday night after East Liverpool officers made a traffic stop and detained two men they believe were involved in a drug transaction.

Captain Patrick Wright, with the East Liverpool PD, tells the station WKBN after Buckle and his passenger, 24-year-old Cortez Collins, realized that police officers had blocked them in and they could not flee, they proceeded to try and dispose of the evidence.

East Liverpool police Capt. Patrick Wright says the officer had followed protocol and wore gloves and a mask when searching a auto during the drug arrest.

When they returned to the station, an officer noticed that Green had white powder on his shirt.

A story about an OH police officer almost dying after touching fentanyl got us wondering about the drug's safety.

Paramedics gave Green a dose of Narcan, an opioid antidote, to reverse the effects and rushed him to a hospital.

Officer Christopher Green said he wanted to get back to work as soon as possible following the incident.

Green was given one dose of Narcan at the police station, and then an ambulance rushed him to a local hospital, where he was given three additional doses of Narcan, officials said. Police are cracking down, but that means they are also opening themselves up for danger.

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Just moments later, Patrolman Green reportedly started feeling sick and dizzy.

He was treated with an overdose reversal drug after brushing off the powder with his hand and passing out Friday in East Liverpool, roughly 85 miles (137 kilometers) southeast of Cleveland near the Pennsylvania line. "I could hear them talking, but I couldn't respond", Green told Morning Journal.

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

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

They allegedly told police that the substance in the auto had been cocaine, but after a field test showed that not to be the case, the men said it was fentanyl.

Buckel is expected to be charged with felony assault in relation to the exposure from the suspected drugs. These people have no regard for anybody, not themselves, not the police, not their kids, " Lane said. 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. It's a very powerful drug that is often mixed with heroin.

An Ohio police department found out this weekend that it's a scary situation when a brother in blue accidentally overdoses on the scene.

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