Laurel County deputy, K-9 decontaminated after fentanyl found in cruiser

Published: Aug. 15, 2018 at 1:25 PM EDT
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A hazardous materials team decontaminated a Laurel County deputy and a K-9 after the deputy discovered fentanyl in the backseat of his cruiser.

The deputy says he arrested two suspects on heroin-related charges and took them to jail. As he was working another call, he noticed the powerful opiate in his vehicle.

Because he had a dog with him, the deputy asked the team to go to where he was on Golden Eagle Drive and had the crew decontaminate everyone who came in contact with him since the arrest.

The deputy is not expected to have any ill effects from the fentanyl.

The suspects from the initial arrest are expected to face more charges.