Undercover Officer Chris Green is expected to make a full recovery after accidentally overdosing on what is suspected to be fentanyl and carfentanil.
Drug suspects hurried to destroy the drug evidence after being pulled over by Green by smashing the dangerous drugs into the carpet of the car.
“Chris is a big strong guy he’s an ex MMA fighter, he’s 225 pounds all the muscle and it over took him just like that,” said Patrick Wright, Captain East Liverpool Police.
“Officer Green does a great job and it was just a freak accident that he would accidentally bump up against something while he was searching this vehicle and for him to drop out like that is shocking,” said Captain Wright.
Captain Wright says within minutes of returning to the police station Green began to feel the effects of an opioid overdose. Officers called 911 as soon as he passed out.
He got one dose of Narcan at the police station then he was transported to East Liverpool City Hospital where he was given three additional doses of Narcan.
Fentanyl and Carfentanil contain a substance used in tranquilizing elephants. Captain Wright says most people think they are using heroin.