Never Assume the Scene is Secure, Even if You’re the 5th Officer on Scene

Two of my partners were riding two-man one night and stopped a car for a brake light violation. When they walked up to the car, they smelled the odor of marijuana and had the occupants exit the vehicle while they performed a search. The officers keyed up on the radio saying they had 5 detained.

State Trooper Revived after Opiate Exposure

A state trooper conducted a nighttime traffic stop on a vehicle for an observed traffic violation. While speaking with the driver, the trooper noticed the passenger swallow a small bag later said to have contained cocaine.

Trooper Requires Aid after Drug Exposure on Traffic Stop

Two state troopers conducted a traffic stop on a potential narcotics suspect. During the search of the suspect and his vehicle, one of the troopers began to feel lightheaded, nauseous, and unsteady on his feet.

Patrol Officer Hospitalized after Suspected Fentanyl Exposure during Traffic Stop

A patrol officer conducted a traffic stop on a female driver. During the stop, the female driver was arrested on suspicion of providing false identification information and driving on a suspended license. The officer also discovered a brownish-white substance in the vehicle, which was seized for testing.

Officers Nearly Run Over as Suspect Attempts to Flee

An anonymous person called 911 to report a man using drugs in a car parked in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The complex was in a high crime neighborhood known for heroin and meth use.

Officer Accidentally Exposed to Fentanyl after Drug Seizure

A patrol officer observed two men in a parked vehicle engaging in behavior consistent with a drug transaction. When additional officers arrived, the officers blocked the suspect’s vehicle and contacted the driver and passenger. As officers approached, they observed the suspects attempting to rub a white powdery substance into the carpet on the floor of the vehicle.

Two Detectives Accidentally Overdose on Fentanyl

Two detectives were in the process of securing evidence in a narcotics case. As one of the detectives was handling a bag of suspected narcotics, he grabbed the bag and, out of habit, forced some of the air out of the bag to obtain a good seal.