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Phoenix police officer examined after exposure to fentanyl

Posted: 4:09 PM, Feb 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-17 09:29:38-05
KNXV Phoenix Police Officer Exposed to Fentanyl Pills
Adrian Valentine Ruiz

PHOENIX — A Phoenix police officer had to be evaluated by paramedics after being exposed to fentanyl Friday afternoon.

Around 3:00 p.m., officers responded to 25th Street and Glenrosa Avenue to investigate a theft nearby.

While investigating the call, they detained Daisy Nayarez, 26, and Adrian Valentine Ruiz, for possession of dangerous drugs.

Police say an officer accidentally came in contact with fentanyl pills while searching the suspects' belongings.

The Phoenix Fire Department says the officer was evaluated but showed no signs or symptoms from the exposure.

The officer did not require transportation to the hospital.

The suspects were booked into jail for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotic drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.