Florida deputy given opioid-reversal drug after arresting suspect

in Flagler County News & Events

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

BUNNELL, Fla. – A Flagler County sheriff’s deputy became ill after possibly being exposed to an unknown substance during an arrest Saturday and was given the opioid-reversal drug naloxone, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

According to the report, the deputy responded to a disturbance Saturday on North Fig Street. The deputy said he attempted to arrest a suspect, who began resisting. During the scuffle, the deputy’s protective glove ripped open.

Soon after the encounter the deputy reported feeling ill and vomited.

The deputy was pale and his pupils were “abnormally pinpointed,” according to the incident report.