NORTH HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two Los Angeles police officers and a supervisor were hospitalized Friday after they were possibly exposed to fentanyl during an arrest in North Hollywood.
The officers were called to a parking lot in North Hollywood around 11 a.m. after a witness reported seeing a man pull out a gun during an alleged drug transaction, according to LAPD.
One person was taken into custody.
A short time later, officers found the suspected fentanyl in a container of the suspect's car during a search.
The officers and supervisors were transported to an area hospital as a precaution and have since been released.
The synthetic opioid pain reliever is considered to be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.
LAPD officers hospitalized after apparent fentanyl exposure in North Hollywood