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Oneida County Sheriff’s Deputies exposed to fentanyl during overdose call

Four sheriffs with Oneida County were exposed to fentanyl during an investigation of an overdose.

According to Sheriff Robert Maciol, the incident happened on Nov. 4 after 4:30 p.m. at a home on Brown Road outside of the city of Rome.

The call reported a female had allegedly overdosed and was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated. Soon after, deputies who responded to the call started having symptoms of fentanyl exposure, according to Local Syracuse.


One of the deputies required two doses of narcan to be administered and two deputies were taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital. Everyone has since been treated.

The other two deputies at the scene were looked over and treated there, not needing hospital treatment.

To get help for you or yourself with drug addiction or abuse issues, you can call 1-877-8-HOPENY (467369) or text HOPENY (467369).

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