LASD deputy overcome by fentanyl after Rosemead traffic stop, rushed to hospital

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Friday, July 22, 2022
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A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy fell unconscious and was hospitalized Thursday night after apparently being exposed to fentanyl during a traffic stop in Rosemead.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy fell unconscious and was hospitalized Thursday night after apparently being exposed to fentanyl during a traffic stop in Rosemead.

The incident happened just after 9 p.m. in the area of Garvey and Strathmore avenues in Rosemead.

Deputies had pulled over a vehicle in the area for a traffic stop. At one point, the deputy came in contact with fentanyl that was inside the vehicle, department officials say.

Paramedics were called out to assist the deputy and he was rushed along the 10 Freeway to Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. Video from AIR7 HD showed the deputy appearing to be unconscious as he was rushed into the emergency room.

The deputy was later reported to be conscious, alert and was expected to recover.

Other drugs were also allegedly found in the vehicle.

Three people were detained at the initial scene and one person who appeared to have suffered an overdose was brought to a nearby hospital, handcuffed to a gurney. That person appeared to be conscious and alert.