Police: Officer Administered Narcan After Exposure to Fentanyl

HAZLETON, Pa. -- A police officer in Hazleton was exposed to fentanyl as he attempted to help a man who overdosed early Friday morning.

Police tell Newswatch 16 officers were called to James and West Seventh Street around 2:30 a.m. for an unresponsive man in a car.

Officials say an officer pulled the man out of the car so they could administer Narcan, an opioid reversal drug, to revive him.

The officer was unknowingly exposed to loose fine particles of the drug.

Police say the officer was administered Narcan at a nearby hospital.

The officer is expected to be okay after the exposure in Luzerne County.


  • diddunuffin

    How many times do I have to say it, let nature take its course. Why are we saving people who want to die? I hate when people call it a disease it’s not and never will be.

  • lickerblisters

    I would hope this junkie gets charged with attempted homicide of a law enforcement officer. Seeing as this occurred in Hazleton, is the perp even a legal citizen?

  • jsrant

    So this jerk takes some drugs, o.d.s. Now an officer is subjected to it. Just let the druggies kill themselves already. No one is forcing this crap into them so just let them be. We hired two young men out of rehab. They didn’t last long, back on the stuff and were fired. What a waste.

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