Florida police save fellow officer from fentantyl overdose

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FILE – In this June 6, 2017 file photo, a reporter holds up an example of the amount of fentanyl that can be deadly after a news conference about deaths from fentanyl exposure, at The Drug Enforcement Administration headquarters in Arlington, Va. The House dove Tuesday, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, into a two-week vote-a-thon on dozens of bills aimed at opioid abuse, as lawmakers try to tackle a crisis that’s killing tens of thousands a year and to score a popular win they can tout for the midterm elections. A handful of the measures are contentious, including one Republican bill that would create new criminal penalties for making or trafficking certain synthetic drugs containing fentanyl. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

(TAVARES, Florida)– A Florida police officer is recovering from a fentanyl overdose during a traffic stop in Tavares.

Officer Courtney Bannick is thanking her fellow officers for their help following a standard car stop that had various narcotics and drug paraphernalia inside.

While Bannick apparently followed police protocol, wearing latex gloves and PPE while handling the scene, she fell in and out of consciousness.

Officers heard her on the radio breathless and choking.

Bannick received three Narcan shots in order to revive her.

According to authorities, Bannick is recovering at home.

The occupants of the vehicle are detained and facing jail time.