Four Kings County deputies hospitalized after being exposed to airborne drugs during traffic stop

FRESNO, County (KFSN) -- Deputies in Kings County are recovering from a hospital stay after being exposed to the highly toxic drug fentanyl during a traffic stop.

It led to a HAZMAT situation at 12 3/4 and Douglas Avenues, just south of Laton. The incident happened around 10 p.m. Saturday night when deputies pulled over 43-year-old Gene Brady for an outstanding warrant

During a search of his car, authorities now confirm that four deputies were exposed to the highly toxic drug fentanyl and became ill shortly after coming in contact with it.

They were immediately transported to the hospital for treatment and were released a few hours later.

Brady was arrested and now faces multiple charges.
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