CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (KTVU) - An Alameda County sheriff’s deputy was exposed to some type of opioid early on Wednesday – the third time in less than a year that this has happened to someone in the department.
Sgt. Ray Kelly said that just before 5 a.m. at a McDonald's in Castro Valley, a deputy was searching a person that he thought had some drugs, and all of a sudden, he felt ill, showing, showing signs of an opioid exposure. Video at the scene shows a woman in the back of a patrol car.
Kelly said that Narcan, which blocks the effects of opioids, was administered to the deputy, who was then taken to the hospital.
The sheriff’s office is now trying to identify the exact substance.
Similar exposures occurred to deputies in June and August of 2018 and which is why deputies now regularly carry Narcan.
The opioid epidemic a timely subject. On Wednesday, President Trump and the first lady are speaking about the crisis at an opiod summit in Atlanta.