Police attempted to pull over Justin Buckle, 25, who was allegedly conducting a drug deal Friday, WFMJ reported.
East Liverpool patrolman Chris Green stopped a suspicious vehicle and found two people inside trying to rub a white powder into the car's carpet, according to NBC News.
According to the police report, white powder was found on the auto seat, floor and shoes of one of the suspects in the vehicle.
Officer Chris Green wore gloves and a mask while he searched the vehicle, but when he got back to the station a colleague said he had something on his shirt and he brushed it off instinctively.
Police believe he overdosed from the mystery drug getting into his system through contact with his skin. Green did what most people would do and that was to nonchalantly brush it off with his hand.
He says fentanyl and carfentanyl are so deadly that police officers are now taking more precautions when responding to these calls.
Then, as officers were standing around and talking, someone told Green he had some powder on his shirt.
Wright says the officer was fine by Sunday.
Officials initially thought the powder from the traffic stop was crack cocaine, the police document states, but further investigation showed the drug was actually fentanyl.
"They called an ambulance for [Green] and the ambulance responded for him", Wright said. "I slowly felt my body shutting down", he told the newspaper. I was in total shock. It took four doses of Narcan to revive him.
"Gray death" is a particularly unsafe mixture of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanyl and other synthetic opioids, and it has likely made its way to Michiana.
Green was treated and released Friday, and when contacted Saturday said he was still feeling the effects of the substance. These people have no regard for anybody, not themselves, not the police, not their kids, " Lane said.
"We double bag all our evidence because of the threat of Fentanyl and Carfentanyl", Wright said.
The auto of suspected drug dealers Justin Buckle and Cortez Collins.
"We try to minimize our exposure and direct contact with anything", Solic said.