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Four deputies treated for possible fentanyl exposure in Rome

Posted 11/4/22

Four sheriff's deputies were treated for possible exposure to the drug fentanyl following an overdose investigation on Brown Road in the outer district on Thursday.

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Four deputies treated for possible fentanyl exposure in Rome

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ROME — Four sheriff's deputies were treated for possible exposure to the drug fentanyl following an overdose investigation on Brown Road in the outer district on Thursday, according to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said they were dispatched to a residence on Brown Road at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday for a woman who had overdosed on drugs. The deputies found the woman and carried her down a flight of stairs to awaiting medical personnel. The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Shortly thereafter, the four deputies began to experience symptoms common with fentanyl exposure, including severe headaches and dizziness. One deputy began to display overdose symptoms and had to be revived with two doses of Narcan, deputies stated.

Two deputies were taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica for treatment, while two deputies were treated at the scene, authorities said.

The incident remains under investigation.

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