Officers follow new protocol when in contact with fentanyl

Officers in Eau Claire have seen an uptick in abuse overdoses, bringing them in close contact with the substance.

“We have had fentanyl overdoses right here in the City of Eau Claire and I won’t say they’re common, but they are way more common than what we would like to see. Fentanyl is 50 times more potent than heroin, and the synthetic opioid, carfentanil, is actually 100 more potent than fentanyl itself,” says Officer Kyle Roder with the Eau Claire Police Department.