Lake County providing training to avoid police dog opioid overdoses

The emergence of a lethal synthetic drug has led Lake County agencies to provide training in the use of lifesaving naloxone for police dog handlers.

Naloxone, an opioid antidote, has become a common accessory for law enforcement agencies. But a Drug Enforcement Administration warning involving fentanyl has led Lake County authorities to extend the use of naloxone to police dogs, which often are on the front line of drug investigations.