Crews evacuate Kent Co. Sheriff’s office after detective overcome by suspected narcotic

Posted at 10:31 AM, May 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 13:16:07-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Crews evacuated the Kent County Sheriff's Department on Ball Avenue NE Tuesday morning.

We're told that a K.A.N.E.T. detective with the Wyoming Police Department was testing a suspected narcotic at the scene when he started feeling ill. An officer tells FOX 17 that the symptoms the detective began showing were consistent with exposure to opiates.

Crews at the scene did administer Narcan to the detective.  Narcan is used in reversing the effects of overdoses. The detective was taken to the hospital and is conscious and alert, according to the Kent County Sheriff's Department.

K.A.N.E.T. is the Kent Area Narcotics Enforcement Team which consists of detectives from the sheriff's office, Wyoming Police, Walker Police, Grandville Police and East Grand Rapids Police. The substance that was being tested had been collected on May 29.

The bureau reopened just before noon after Grand Rapids hazmat crews tested for air quality.

We have a crew at the scene and we'll have more details when they become available.