Police: No fentanyl found in flyers left on Texas sheriff’s office vehicles

The revelation comes after a sergeant was hospitalized Tuesday after coming in contact with a flyer


By Police1 Staff

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Officials said more than a dozen flyers that were placed on sheriff’s office vehicles in Texas tested negative for fentanyl.

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Science tested 13 flyers after a Harris County Sheriff’s sergeant was hospitalized Tuesday after coming in contact with a flyer, the Houston Chronicle reported. The institute tested the flyers, as well as clothing items and blood and urine from the sergeant, which all came back negative for fentanyl.

Authorities said the sergeant experienced fentanyl-related symptoms after she removed a flyer from her windshield. As she drove away, she began to experience symptoms such as dizziness, impaired vision and a headache. She was released from the hospital that same day.

Initial tests on a flyer on another sheriff’s vehicle indicated that fentanyl was present. It’s unknown what caused the sergeant’s symptoms.

No charges have been filed in the case.

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