Officials: No fentanyl found on Houston flyers left on cop vehicles
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences tested 13 flyers after a sergeant was hospitalized, and all tests came back negative
By EMS1 Staff
HOUSTON — Flyers that were suspected to have been laced with fentanyl and placed on police vehicles tested negative for the deadly opioid.
The Houston Chronicle reported that 13 flyers were tested by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences after a sergeant was hospitalized for symptoms related to fentanyl exposure.
Initial field tests on the flyer left on the sergeant’s vehicle led officials to believe it was laced with fentanyl, but all of the tests came back with negative results when examined by the lab.
Lab testing conducted on 13 flyers left on #HCSO employee vehicles in the 600 block of Lockwood on Tuesday has found NO EVIDENCE of Fentanyl, according to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. #hounews Full release: https://t.co/5Rskb506nZ— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) June 29, 2018
The sergeant said she removed the flyer from her windshield as she was leaving work and began to feel fentanyl-related symptoms that included a tingling sensation, dizziness, impaired vision and a headache.
She was released from the hospital later that day. It is unknown what caused her symptoms.
The flyers were from a group called Targeted Justice, which advocates against the “Deep State” targeting certain people.
"Our board, executive team and members are victims of a staggering range of human rights violations, and, as such, we do not endorse any activity that would endanger or harm another human," the group said. "In fact, we stand staunchly against cruelty, violence and injustice wherever it comes from, even and especially from a perversion of authority."