ORLANDO, Fla. – Four deputies were possibly exposed to fentanyl while searching a vehicle Tuesday morning, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office said the deputies were investigating a “suspicious vehicle” and two people inside it while at a gas station on 16891 E. Colonial Drive.
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Officials said the deputies found suspected narcotics and other items while looking in the car.
While searching a vehicle where suspected #fentanyl was found, 3 deputies became dizzy, deployed Narcan on themselves & were taken to the hospital. They are doing well. If you question the dangers of fentanyl, this is how deputies must suit up to handle it. Thanks, @OCFireRescue! pic.twitter.com/4FDlJlLCuv— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) March 29, 2022
During the search, sheriff’s officials said the deputies became dizzy and used Narcan on themselves out of precaution. The four deputies were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure and are doing OK, officials said.
The two people inside the vehicle were arrested and face felony drug charges.