Law enforcement officer possibly exposed to fentanyl in Norwalk
News in Norwalk where a law enforcement officer may have been exposed to Fentanyl. Fullerton officer was in Imperial and Norwalk this evening to follow up with a robbery at a business that happened earlier in the day. That law enforcement officer found the suspect's vehicle and took two suspects into custody.
The incident occurred in Norwalk, at a Chevron station located near Imperial Highway and Norwalk Boulevard sometime before 8:20 p.m. After a short time, the officer suffered a medical emergency. As to this moment, officials aren't entirely sure if it was in fact fentanyl that caused the officer to get sick. According to investigators with Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the officer was exposed to either fentanyl or another form of opioid.
The officer was hospitalized Friday evening but was said to be responsive at the time of transport. His condition was not immediately known, however, he is expected to make a full recovery. Officials did not specify which department in Orange County the officer was affiliated with. Three people were arrested in relation to the incident, though it was not immediately clear what they were booked for.