OH officer revived after accidentally overdosing on fentanyl during traffic stop

Police officer accidentally overdoses during traffic stop

Police said the suspects initially told them the white powder was cocaine, but when it tested negative for that drug, the pair revealed it was actually a unsafe opioid known as fentanyl.

Patrolman Chris Green of the East Liverpool Police Department had just finished searching the vehicle of two suspected drug dealers and was back at the police station when another officer spotted some white powder on his shirt.

The police report says that after officers blocked a blue Monte Carlo, Justin Buckle, 25, and his passenger, Cortez Collins, 24, attempted to dispose of the evidence.

In Officer Chris Green's case, he didn't inhale the drug, it was absorbed through his skin after he brushed some white powder off his shirt with his bare hand. They gave him one dose of Narcan, an FDA-approved nasal spray version of a lifesaving medication called naloxone that can reverse the lethal effects of an opioid overdose.

As of Sunday, Green was said to be recovering and "doing fine". When Green collapsed at the station, NBC reported that he needed four doses of the opioid antidote Narcan to revive him. Police also said Collins was wanted in Cleveland for alleged possession of carfentanil and aggravated robbery.

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

Its variant Carfentanyl is used on animals and can be 10,000 times more potent than morphine. Lately, police officers have warned of even stronger fentanyl analogues and mixtures, like a nasty blend of pharmaceuticals called "Gray Death", hitting the streets.

Initially, Green and the other officers suspected the substance was crack cocaine.

When asked how he could go back to the job Green said, "I grew up wrestling, football, MMA boxing my whole life I've always had that competitive drive".

It wasn't that long ago when police would do a chemical test right there at the scene as soon as a substance was confiscated so they would know what type of drug they were dealing with.

"He's lying on the couch", Lane said.

Patrolman Chris Green reportedly entered the vehicle and stopped Buckle from destroying the evidence.

Both Buckle and Collins have been charged with tampering with evidence and ordered held on $100,000 bond each. Fentanyl is one hundred times stronger than heroin. "You might get away with it today, but just believe you better be looking over your shoulder because we're going to be kicking your door in".

Green's frightening drug accident has led to a change of policy at the police department.

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