Phoenix officer given Narcan after ingesting ‘white substance’ during traffic stop
PHOENIX – An officer was given Narcan before being taken to a hospital after ingesting an unknown substance while performing a traffic stop near DowntownPhoenix.
According to police, officers on Feb. 1 pulled over a car near 19th Avenue and Van Buren Street. One of the officers walked up to the vehicle and when someone inside the car rolled down a window, “a white substance escaped and was ingested by the officer.”
“The officer passed out and was given Narcan,” Phoenix Police Lt. Mark Tober said.
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The officer was taken to a hospital and is awake and talking to medical staff.
Three people inside the car were taken into custody.
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An officer was given Narcan before being taken to a hospital after he reportedly lost consciousness after ingesting an unknown substance while performing a traffic stop near downtown Phoenix. (Rick Davis)