An hour later, Green passed out in the police station, suffering from a suspected overdose from the powder police believe was fentanyl.
Cortez Collins (left) and Justin Buckle were pulled over by OH police officer Chris Green of the East Liverpool Police Department.
WKBN-TV reports that after Green conducted the search and returned to the police station, a fellow officer noticed Green had white power on his shirt. Officers determined the officer got fentanyl on his skin while trying to get a suspect out of the vehicle.
A total of four doses of Narcan had to be administered to completely revive him.
As with the infamous photograph of the couple overdosed in the vehicle with the child previous year which went viral, Allen and Lane said the incident involving Green has gained national attention since the story first was published on Sunday.
At the station, the medical responders gave Green a dose of the opioid antidote Narcan, followed by three more doses after he was taken to the hospital.
Fentanyl and Carfentnyl contain a substance used in elephant tranquilizers.
An Ohio police officer suffered a drug overdose after a routine arrest.
The vehicle stopped by police on Friday was being driven by Buckel and is registered to Susan Pritt, also of the Avondale address, according to police, and Lane said Monday she has contacted him several times since Friday in an attempt to have the auto returned.
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"They were able to start working on Officer Green". The drug was actually the synthetic opioid, fentanyl, which is 50 times stronger than heroin.
The men said the substance was cocaine, but a field test came back negative and the men allegedly admitted it was fentanyl, reported Inside Edition. "By then, my thumb, my finger is already in it", Green said.
Buckel is expected to be charged with felonious assault in relation to the exposure from the suspected drugs.
"I remember seeing my chief, and colleagues, and my fiancée was balling her eyes out and I knew something bad just happened", Green said.
"Never in a million years did I think I would be in the hospital for something that serious, for overdosing, said Green".
"If he would have been alone, he would have been dead", Lane said.
Here's a frightening reminder of the dangers of fentanyl, a powerful opioid that can be lethal even in tiny amounts.
Buckel, the suspect in the East Liverpool case, was arrested and faces felony drug charges.
An Ohio police department found out this weekend that it's a scary situation when a brother in blue accidentally overdoses on the scene.