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Officer potentially exposed to fentanyl while investigating crash

Officer potentially exposed to fentanyl while investigating crash
Posted at 2:14 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 14:14:14-05

A Baltimore County Officer is reportedly in good condition after potentially being exposed to fentanyl while investigating a crash on Tuesday. 

Officials say the officer was assisting in a multi-vehicle crash on Hanover Pike near Bortner Road around 10:37 a.m. when she was told by medics on the scene there might be a narcotics violation. EMS personnel found a vial containing a suspected fentanyl inside the medic unit after releasing one of the drivers in the crash. 

The officer confiscated the substance, arrested the driver for a suspected narcotics violation, and then searched the suspect's car for other illegal substances. 

A little over an hour later, she was on the way to her precinct with the suspect in the car when she started to feel nauseous and stopped the police car in a parking lot on Hanover Pike near Glen Falls Road. 

Additional police and medics came to the scene and took the officer to the hospital for possible fentanyl exposure. The officer is reported to be in good condition. 

The suspect's name will be withheld pending formal charging.