A police officer in East Liverpool, Ohio, collapsed and was rushed to the hospital after he brushed fentanyl residue off his uniform, allowing the drug to enter his system through his hands. The officer had apparently encountered the opioid earlier in the day while making a drug bust.
"This is scary. He could have walked out of the building and left and he could have passed out while he was driving. You don't even know it's there on his clothes," East Liverpool Police Chief John Lane told CNN.
(Score: 3, Informative) by sjames on Wednesday May 17 2017, @07:43AM (2 children)
It's potent, but not THAT potent. If he was given narcan, he should have felt better instantly, but whatever was really wrong with him took a few hours to go away. Oddly, none of the people arrested were affected even though they were actually in the car breathing when they spilled some on the floor. Tolerance only goes so far.
Of course it's mostly become popular on the street due to the war on drugs since a huge number of doses will fit into a small space.
(Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 17 2017, @08:13AM (1 child)
Sounds like something someone would mix into KY jelly.
(Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 17 2017, @08:43AM
If you've got to store them up your ass anyway, you might as well enjoy the ride!