A Florida deputy had to be taken to hospital after being exposed to suspected fentanyl while testing narcotics during a traffic stop despite wearing protective equipment.
Deputy Nick Huzior was testing substances found within a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run case in the city of Bunnell on 10th August.
Despite wearing personal protective equipment, Deputy Huzior began experiencing alarming symptoms, including lightheadedness, shakiness, and numbness in his extremities.
Another deputy then administered Narcan, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal medication, not once but twice.
His condition improved following the intervention but he had to be taken to hospital for further treatment.
He has since been released and is recovering at home.
The substances later tested presumptive positive for Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.
The driver of the vehicle, George Clemons, was arrested on multiple charges, including possession of Fentanyl and leaving the scene of a crash.