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Report: Fentanyl Poses Threat To Bergen's Police Dogs

Bergen County Sheriffs Officers hold a demonstration with a K-9 officer in Englewood.
Bergen County Sheriffs Officers hold a demonstration with a K-9 officer in Englewood. Photo Credit: Daily Voice Photo

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.— Amidst the worst opioid epidemic in Bergen County history, fentanyl — among the most dangerous drugs in the world — is posing a dangerous threat to Bergen County's K-9 officers, NorthJersey.com reports.

Northvale pharmacist Suzanne Rabi Soliman told Daily Voice that the synthetic opioid can kill someone accidentally and can take minutes to set in if injected intravenously.

If a police dog encounters it, absorbing it through its mouth or nose, the animal could die, NorthJersey.com says.

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