Deputy Sheriff Suffers Medical Emergency After Being Exposed To Narcotics

A patrol deputy is recovering after experiencing a medical emergency after being exposed to narcotics seized from a home.

Around 5:40pm Wednesday, deputies with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded to an overdose call on Doug Drive in Dudley.  After the call was cleared, Deputy B. Elrod began to transport the narcotics seized from the scene to place into evidence.

While driving down the highway, Deputy Elrod began to have a medical emergency.  Elrod happened to be on his cell phone with his supervisor when this occurred and was able to give his location for other deputies and an EMS unit to respond.

Deputy Elrod was able to pull his vehicle out of the lane of travel and stop. Responding deputies administered narcan (naloxone) to the officer.  He was transported by EMS to Wayne UNC Hospital for evaluation and treatment.

Officials said the medical emergency was a result of an exposure that occurred while dealing with the narcotics found at the Doug Drive residence.  Authorities did not disclose what type of narcotics they seized from the home.