ROME, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office reports that four deputies required emergency treatment after being exposed to fentanyl during an overdose investigation that occurred in Rome on November 3rd.
Around 4:30 pm on Thursday, deputies arrived at the outside district of Rome on Brown Road after receiving reports that a woman had overdosed. They found the victim on the second floor of a building and carried her down to be treated by emergency responders. She was then taken to a local area hospital for further treatment.
After the initial incident, the deputies themselves also began suffering symptoms of fentanyl exposure, which included severe headache and dizziness. Two doses of Narcan were administered to one of the deputies and two deputies were then taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital for evaluation and treatment.
Two other deputies were directly treated at the scene.
Investigators say the cause of what happened is ongoing. Eyewitness News will continue to update with any new information as it is released.