Police: 3 officers examined for drug exposure after crash

CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say three responding officers were taken to a hospital for possible exposure to synthetic opioid fentanyl after three other men apparently overdosed in a vehicle before it crashed.

Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes tells The Boston Globe the officers felt “nauseous” and “their hearts were racing” after taking the men out of the van. They were examined for fentanyl exposure at a hospital on Friday and released.

Kyes says the three men were found unconscious from apparent overdoses in the vehicle. Police say they were revived with overdose reversal antidote Narcan.

Kyes says the van was declared a hazardous materials scene. Fire officials tell New England Cable News the drugs found inside the car tested positive for fentanyl.


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