A Columbus police officer was making a drug arrest when it suddenly went bad.
Columbus, OH – An Ohio police officer’s bodycam captured the moment when another officer was saved by the opioid overdose drug, Narcan, after he was exposed to an unknown substance during a drug arrest.
The incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on April 8, when Columbus police officers arrested an unnamed woman outside of a gas station, WCMH reported.
One of the officers began experiencing possible drug overdose symptoms, and his partner immediately radioed for an ambulance, the video showed.
“Ask her what it is,” the affected officer told him, while he sat in his patrol vehicle.
The video showed the officer as he opened the back door of his police car to address the handcuffed woman.
“What is that?” he demanded. “What is that that you have?”
“She called it ‘icer’ I swear to God, that’s what she told me,” the suspect responded.
“Fentanyl in it?” the officer asked.
“Not that I know of,” the woman responded, shaking her head.
“What is it? Meth?” the officer attempted to clarify.
“It’s supposed to be meth… meth and ice,” the woman said.
The officer shut the car door, and returned to his fellow officer’s aid.
He directed a third officer to prepare a dose of Narcan.
“Load it up,” he told him, while commanding the affecting officer to “take this.”
“Wanna do it yourself?” the third officer asked the affected officer, as he brought the precautionary Narcan dose to him.
“No. You do it,” the coordinating officer interjected. “One in each nostril.”
The affected officer began to retch after the drug was administered, and his fellow officers pulled him from the driver’s seat and onto the ground to better position him as he recovered.
“Help’s on the way, buddy,” the officer said. “You’re alright.”
The officer was transported to a local medical facility for treatment, Sergeant Dean Worthington told WCMH.
Sgt. Worthington could not provide information regarding the officer’s condition.
You can see the video of the incident below:
We often hear about police officers giving Narcan to overdose victims.In this intense body camera video obtained by our sister station 10TV – WBNS, officers in Columbus, Ohio administer it to their own partner, fearing he had been exposed to fentanyl during a drug arrest.STORY: https://www.wthr.com/1804141
Posted by WTHR-TV on Thursday, April 12, 2018