Fentanyl Threat: Montana Law Enforcement on Fox & Friends
I was scanning the Fox Radio headlines Tuesday morning and noticed that not only was one of Montana's law enforcement professionals on Fox News...two Montana law enforcement leaders were actually in the spotlight bringing national attention to the Southern Border fueled drug epidemic here in Montana.
Lewis & Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton and Bozeman Police Chief Jim Veltkamp were both featured on Fox & Friends highlighting the threat of fentanyl here in Montana, specifically the risk to first responders if the powder goes airborne.
Here's what Chief Veltkamp told Fox:
The main problem we have with powder is it's harder to detect, it's often laced into other drugs, people sometimes don't even realize that they're ingesting it.
Lewis & Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton is also the past president of the Western Sheriffs' Association. He has already called on the Biden Administration to declare the Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations.
Sheriff Dutton calls fentanyl powder "super deadly."
Sheriff Dutton: We have Narcan that we issued to detention officers and to the patrol deputies and officers. The problem is, as you stated, if it gets aerosol- you don't have a real warning about it, because first you have some respiratory distress, followed by a respiratory arrest followed by cardiac arrest. We've had just that happen in my detention center probably about four weeks ago, where it was smuggled in, it was a powder, and they followed that exact thing. Through CPR, Narcan. Narcan is not working like they thought. This fentanyl is being diluted, and these women would have died. It took three doses of Narcan each to revive them. And it's terrible.
Here's the full video of Sheriff Dutton on Fox News.
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