The Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Texas is warning the local population to remain on high alert to fentanyl-laced flyers were posted on the department cars parked outside their office in Houston.
(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)
Law enforcement in Harris County, Texas, is warning the locals to remain alert after the flyers placed on the delegates ‘ cars were found that were contaminated with the drug fentanyl.
The sheriff’s office announced Monday that the paper flyers, which were placed on the windows of about 11 to 12 official vehicles parked on the street outside their Houston facility the same day, “have tested positive” for fentanyl.
URGENT: Flyers posted on the windows of a number of #HCSO vehicles this afternoon at 601 Lockwood have tested positive for the opiod Fentanyl. A sergeant who was struck by a flyer is receiving medical treatment. Call authorities if you see these flyers and do NOT TOUCH. #hounews #lesm pic.twitter.com/1mp03U8OGn
— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) June 26, 2018
A sergeant with the force that hit one of the flyers received medical treatment before they are discharged from the hospital, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters.
The officer came to her car and found a flyer stuck to the windscreen. She picked up, did not know that there is nothing of but as she drove to her destination she began to feel a little light in the head,” Gonzalez said, noting they also suffered from other symptoms.
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An investigation remains underway.
“Fentanyl is an opioid,” Gonzalez said. “It is very deadly, it is one of the biggest problems in the enforcement of the law these days because of the high number of overdoses that we have seen in other parts of the country.”
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The sheriff warned residents and the local population to be on high alert, as officials are not sure whether the flyer was purposely placed on the delegates’ cars or if they were ” randomly placed.”
Gonzalez said that he wants to be Harris County residents to be aware of how easily this deadly, toxic opioid that can be transferred. It could just be a simple flyer.”
The opioid crisis that has plagued a number of the states is killing more than 115 people in the U.S. every day.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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