Pennsylvania police officer came in contact with a powdery substance during the search for a suspect car over Memorial Day weekend, resulting in an accidental overdose.
Washington Township Police said two officers had responded to a car accident early Sunday morning was arrested, and Travis Ross for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Ross said one of the officers of his wallet in the center console of his car, police chief Scott Slagle said.
As the agent went inside the suspect’s car and opened the console, a powdery substance went up in the air, Slagle told Fox News. Slagle said the officer turned around and walked back to his car. He was dizzy and felt his heart racing, Slagle said. The officer went down on one knee, the feeling that he was going to faint.
The paramedics were already on their way to the place of the accident, according to Slagle. Once we arrived, she gave the officer two doses of Narcan and sent him to Forbes Regional Hospital where he was treated for a few hours before it is released, Slagle told Fox News.
It is unclear whether the powder of the officer came into contact with heroin or fentanyl. The police said that they you know as soon as the test results to come back.
Michelle Chavez is a Fox News multimedia reporter based in Pittsburgh.