Police: No evidence Henrico officers were exposed to drugs

Police: No evidence Henrico officers were exposed to drugs
Emergency responders were called to Staples Mill Road and Dumbarton just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for an officer having a medical emergency while transporting a prisoner. (Source: Steve Cook)

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - The Henrico County Police Department says there is “no evidence” that anyone was exposed to drugs after an officer suffered a medical emergency transporting a prisoner.

Emergency responders were called to Staples Mill Road and Dumbarton just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for the officer having a medical emergency.

Police said the officer was taken to the hospital and is doing well.

Hazmat was called to the scene during the investigation.

“Multiple officers, supervisors, and command/executive staff were on-scene shortly after the call for help and maintained a presence at the hospital until all three members were medically cleared,” the police department said Thursday in a news release.

The officer who experienced the emergency is “doing well and is resting comfortably at home.”

All the other officers involved have also been released from the hospital.

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