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Officer might have actually overdosed from FEN contact—but not because he just touched it

Updated: Mar 17, 2023

Here's an Officer Who Might Have Actually ODed From Fentanyl Contact—but Not Because He Just Touched It

A North Carolina detective may have inhaled a significant amount during a drug bust.

SCOTT SHACKFORD|1.9.2023 4:55 PM

A North Carolina man faces charges of assault with intent to kill for exposing two detectives and a sheriff's deputy to opioids—possibly fentanyl—during a traffic stop on January 5. One detective reportedly lost consciousness after exposure to the drugs. Given the recent misleading reports of police overdosing by simply touching fentanyl, it's worth taking a closer look at cases like this.


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