WESTMINSTER (CBSLA) — A probation officer was hospitalized Tuesday after possibly being exposed to fentanyl while handling a backpack.
Police received a call of a medical emergency at 2:56 p.m. involving probation officer inside the Orange County Probation Office located on the 14100 block of Beach Boulevard in Westminster.READ MORE: Jacqueline Avant, Wife Of Music Executive Clarence Avant, Found Shot To Death In Beverly Hills Home Invasion
It was suspected that while checking in a probationer, the officer was potentially exposed to fentanyl while in contact with the person’s backpack.READ MORE: FBI Raids Northridge Residence For Fraud Case
It was not immediately confirmed if the substance that irritated the officer was indeed fentanyl. The officer was taken to a hospital and was reported to be in stable condition.MORE NEWS: 'Survivor 41' Episode 11 Recap: Do Or Die
A hazmat team along with Orange County Fire Authority and Huntington Beach Fire were on scene investigating.