Lincoln Officer Treated For Possible Fentanyl Laced Heroin

Lincoln Police say one of their officers was exposed to what they say could be fentanyl laced heroin during a traffic stop Tuesday evening.

Just before 6:00 pm an officer took 57-year-old Cornelius Moore into custody for an arrest warrant.  The officer searched Moore’s pockets before placing him the cruiser and found rolling paper containing a white and gray substance. 

The substance pretested positive for a heroin base. During the course of testing the substance, the officer started to feel adverse effects, including warm tingling arms and an accelerated heart rate. 

The officer radioed for help and an Lancaster County Sheriff's deputy responded to the scene with Narcan. The deputy administered the Narcan, a drug that quickly reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. The officer reported he quickly started to feel better and his heart rate began to slow back down. 

Police say the drugs that were found will undergo testing before police can confirm if it was fentanyl. 

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