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Police officer overdoses after inhaling deadly drugs while searching car at traffic stop

By Mason White 2:59 PM May 17, 2017
Justin Buckle and Cortez Collins
Justin Buckle and Cortez Collins
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) Police in Ohio, are now taking extra precautions after an officer accidentally overdosed on drugs during a traffic stop.

Police arrested 25-year-old Justin Buckle and 24-year-old Cortez Collins during a recent incident.

East Liverpool Officer Chris Green, who is a former MMA fighter, suffered a near-fatal drug overdose after he came in contact with a deadly drug.

Green was on undercover duty when he spotted a suspicious vehicle, which was involved in what appeared to be a drug transaction. The officer pulled over Buckle, who was the driving the vehicle.

The officer soon noticed Buckle smashing a white powder with the bottom of his shoe. Green placed him in handcuffs and searched the vehicle, where he found several baggies filled with a white substance.

While being questioned, Buckle told officer the white powder was cocaine, but it tested negative for that drug.

Officer Green got some white powder on his shirt while searching the car. Another officer pointed it out and Green brushed it off.

At that time, Green was no longer wearing his protective gloves and mask. As he came in contact with the drug, he immediately became sick.

The drug was tested and it was revealed to actually be a very dangerous opioid known as fentanyl.

When he arrived at the station, Officer Green began feeling the effects of an overdose. He was given one dose of narcan at the station and an additional three doses of the overdose reversal drug at a nearby hospital before he was finally out of danger.

Fentanyl, is a synthetic opioid that is 100 times more potent than morphine. Police said that can fentanyl can potentially be used as a weapon of mass destruction as anyone who is a room with fentanyl can overdose on it.