FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Fayetteville police officers had to use Narcan on one of their own this morning after an officer was apparently exposed to fentanyl while executing a search warrant.
The incident happened just after 9:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of Bernadine Street.
Officers on scene recognized the symptoms and administered two doses of Narcan, a drug to reverse the effects of fentanyl.
The officer, who has not been identified, was transported to the hospital for treatment and was last listed in good condition.
Police say fentanyl can be absorbed through the skin and even exposure to a small amount can be deadly.