Three Baltimore County Officer Become Ill After Exposure To Fentanyl


Baltimore County, Maryland – Just after 11:00 p.m. on December 21, 2017, Baltimore County Police dealt with several officers and the Woodlawn Precinct facility, located in the 6400-block of Windsor Mill Road, 21207, being exposed to Fentanyl. The incident began when two people were arrested during a traffic stop. Narcotics were recovered from the suspects. The arresting officer returned to the Woodlawn Precinct to continue arrest procedures.

ArrestThe arresting officer and another officer started to become ill after locating a white powdered substance. Both received immediate medical attention from other officers inside the Precinct and medical personnel from the Baltimore County Fire Department. A third officer later became ill and was treated also. The three officers were transported to a local hospital for continued treatment. All three were later released from the hospital.

The Baltimore County Fire Department, Hazardous Materials Team from Station 14-Brooklandville and the Hazardous Materials TeamĀ from Station 13-Westview responded to the Woodlawn Precinct and confirmed the substance as Fentanyl. As a result, the building was evacuated of all occupants. The Precinct is expected to be reopened shortly. Police do not expect any interruption in police operations as a result of this incident.

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