Cop’s Alleged Inadvertent Fentanyl Overdose Met With Skepticism From Experts

August 10, 2021

Dramatic bodycam footage released by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department purporting to show a deputy collapsing after briefly handling fentanyl is drawing skepticism from medical experts. David Faiva and his partner were making a drug arrest when Faiva suddenly had trouble breathing and fell to the ground. Faiva was believed to be suffering from an accidental overdose. But some medical experts doubt it, saying it is impossible to overdose on the drug simply through airborne exposure. 

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