Deputies exposed to drug, hospitalized

first_img First responders take steps to reduce unintentional exposure – By Patricia Beech – Two Adams County Sheriff’s deputies are recovering from suspected exposure to a dangerous drug that in recent months has cut a deadly swath across the state of Ohio – carfentanyl.Sheriff Kimmy Rogers said testing still has to be completed to determine exactly what drug the two officers were exposed to.According to official reports, Deputy Brandon Asbury and Deputy Will Newland came in contact with the substance during a traffic stop in Manchester.“They were investigating a suspicious person when they found capsules containing a white powder that weren’t labeled,” Rogers said. “Even though they were wearing gloves, they were exposed to the drug when they broke one of the capsules open.”It is believed the substance may have gone airborne and was subsequently ingested by the deputies.Rogers said sometime later the officers began having chest pains and experienced difficulty breathing.“Both deputies were taken to Adams County Hospital,” he said. “Deputy Newland had to be given Narcan to counter the effects of the drug.”In the past three months, four Adams County deputies have been hospitalized for exposure to either carfentanyl or fentanyl.According to medical experts, these dangerous drugs slow the user’s heart rate and breathing, in addition to causing blurry vision and the eventual loss of consciousness.Unintentional exposure to the powerful drug is a concern for all emergency personnel, according to Rogers, who says first responders in the county do take precautions.“All first responders and police officers must be aware of the dangers,” he said. “Especially getting stuck with a needle – that’s an everyday danger they face.” HomeNewsDeputies exposed to drug, hospitalized Top Searches Top Searches West UnionWinchOctober PreviousWould you care for a cup?NextCounty agency seeks funding in the wake of DP&L’s departure Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Powered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Mama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGBest Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGParmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYINGPrime Rib Roast Au Jus Perfect Every Time! No FailNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Deputies exposed to drug, hospitalizedApril 6, 2018Peoples DefenderNews, Top Stories0last_img read more