Cops Hospitalized After Exposure To Unknown Substance At Strip Club

Two officers, one EMS worker and three civilians were taken to the hospital early Friday morning.

Brooklyn, IL – Two law enforcement officers and an EMS worker were hospitalized early Friday morning after they responded to a report of multiple overdoses at a nightclub.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived at Roxy’s Exotic Club just before 3 a.m. and administered Narcan to at least one of the individuals who overdosed, KMOV reported.

EMS workers transported two patrons and one nightclub employee to the hospital, according to the Belleville News-Democrat.

Investigators said that, as they assisted individuals inside the club, two law enforcement officers and one EMS worker made contact with an unknown substance, KMOV reported.

On Friday, that substance was identified as fentanyl, Illinois State Police Captain Timothy Tyler told KTVI.

Washington Park Fire Department officials said that an officer was transported to the hospital by a fellow officer, according to KMOV.

Later in the morning, officials said that a Brooklyn police officer and an EMS worker had also been transported for possible exposure.

"We had multiple pedestrians go down, they couldn't breathe," Brooklyn Police Lieutenant Antonio White told the Bellville News-Democrat. "One of them was given CPR and after receiving CPR one of the officers went down as well. He was rushed to the hospital, there was a second officer on scene and he got rushed to the hospital."

At approximately 4 a.m., Brooklyn and Madison fire units were dispatched to the nightclub to help handle the possible hazmat situation.

The Illinois State Police Drug Unit also arrived and collected the substance for further testing.

Five of the six individuals rushed to the hospital for exposure to the drug have since been released from the hospital.

The male patron who remained hospitalized was listed in serious condition.

It was unknown how many people were inside the club when the incident occurred. First responders immediately evacuated the building.

Roxy’s Exotic Club has been placed under quarantine and was expected to remained closed over the weekend.

No arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation as of Friday morning, KTVI reported.

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LEO0301
LEO0301

The police will need to start wearing hazmat suits to these calls.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

It would be great if the government did more to protect people from opioid abuse. I don't understand why Midwest jails aren't packed to the brim with abusers, because that area is awash in fentanyl.

JBo
JBo

I'm not sure what more the government can do to protect people from themselves. Putting more drug abusers in jail hasn't worked to solve drug problems over the last 50 years...there's no reason to think that'll start working now. The war on drugs failed long ago.

Maybe you should treat the drug abusers with the same regard you treat the baby boomers that you despise so much when you say, "Boomers are cancer and this country will be better after you either die of old age or we continue to make you completely obsolete."

I suppose you also include the "Silent Generation" and the "Greatest Generation" in your cancers remark so when we all die...that would get rid of more than 31% of the population for you and you would finally be happy.

ShootaThugSaveaCop
ShootaThugSaveaCop

personally I am not in fave of our socalled "war on drugs" policy it has done little but incarcerate low level dealers and hundreds of thousands of users while having almost no impact on importers and high level dealers and the money men behind them

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Fentanyl reportedly is pouring across our southern border from laboratories run by the cartels in Mexico. It is so powerful that it can be toxic just to touch it. This boils down to chemical warfare on the USA from Mexico but we cant secure the border because that would be "racist".

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@DieselDawg Spouting more bullshit i see. Fentanyl is largely shipped from China, not Mexico.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@JBo The Silent Generation were useless Yes Men. But at least they tried to make things better for future generations.

The Greatest Generation,however, was amazing, and were a big reason the US had a win streak for decades.

In fact, they are the reason snowflake Baby Boomers had it so easy growing up. And because you had it so easy, you expect everyone is having it just as easy. Take and cry, cry and take. Never considering the generations that follow you.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@JBo You would have a point on drugs if those that were locked up decades ago for using were let out en masse. Drugs are illegal, and people aren't going to jail for them. They should be, in droves.

JBo
JBo

I don't know why you presume to think of me as a cancerous boomer that's had it so easy...I started work on my family's farm stringing tobacco and skinning timber at 8 years old, then as a paperboy at age 12 for my "second" job. My first job that paid me by check was as a busboy...83¢ per hour.

I started with nothing except a work hard ethic and a desire to get the best education possible. I paid for my college education and continued to work for the next half dozen decades. I'm financially secure, I earned it, I share it and I still have the callouses on my hands.

Each generation tries to make life easier for the next generation. The Depression Era parents tried to make life a little easier for their children, the Greatest Generation, and so on up the line. I didn't want my children to have to string tobacco or go hunting in order to put food on the table if they wanted to eat each day.

Just remember that someone, somewhere has made your life a little easier than it was for them or their generation or generations before them. A silent "thank you might be in order for someone in your genealogical time line instead of wishing entire generations would die.

As for jailing drug abusers, you can't build enough prisons to house everyone in this country that abuses drugs. The war on drugs doesn't work. New thinking is needed and it will have to start at the family level.

I've spouted off enough, I'm tired. Bye.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@JBo Great story individually. But your generation in general is a durge to society and one of the few things holding this country back from competing in the 21st century. Don't believe me?

What is your stance on coal and fuel, versus much, much more renewable resources like solar, wind, and nuclear?

You say you paid your own way through college. Do you believe Gen Y and Gen Z should be able to do that today without incurring tens of thousands in debt?

JBo
JBo

No, I don't believe you. My generation is not a "durge". You said my generation is a cancer and we should die. As far as competing in the 21st century...my generation and previous generations, in general, is what helped you get to the 21st century.

I support renewable energy. I drive a hybrid vehicle and have solar panels at my home. I like renewable energy but I'm not a fan of land based wind power. Nuclear energy, while not renewable, is an option that is efficient if handled correctly with safeguards. The main problem with spent nuclear fuel is that it's...spent. It's gotta go somewhere and sooner or later we'll have to transition to renewable energy.

I believe that all generations should be able to go to college and not incur mountains of debt. They can do what I did...join the military and then use the GI bill (or whatever it's called today) to get started. While that didn't come close to covering my school expenses back in the day, working while going to school and living like a pauper made up the shortfall.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@JBo Dredge*

And not everyone is cut out for military. And virtually no job will cover for college alone nowadays.

And again, good for you personally, it's good to see you have progressive ideas. But the vast majority of you are a giant societal drag, and don't share your ideas about energy or college or many other important issues that you won't be alive long enough to live through the repercussions.

Mrs10
Mrs10

@Hi_estComnDenomn actually I read the other day that our generation - the so called "Y" or "millennials" is full of entitlement and are big whiny babies. I suppose it's all a matter of perspective. As for the opioid crisis - something much more interesting and relevant than your fight with @JBo (who's story I really admire) - as a person with chronic pain who lives in the Midwest (South-Central to be accurate) I can tell you that the crack downs on drs and pharmacies is doing little to curb the deaths (usually by fentanyl overdose) and is causing those with legitimate issues and above-board histories of use an awful time. Here in Oklahoma we've passed medical marijuana law which should definitely help (although since I'm a cop's wife I'll be screwed there). Hopefully easing the war on MJ will have a direct effect on reducing the amount of fentanyl abused in our state. It will be interesting to find out.

wmc50
wmc50

To all on this thread...and especially to HCD; HCD is a troll who just hangs out on this site to stick his finger in your eye. He's just here to satisfy some egotistical malfunction in his sad life. Typical bombastic progressive saying outrageous things to get a response. The more you respond, the worse he gets. Watch now, he's got to figure a way to attack this post...or ignore the temptation to do so. What say you HCD?

ragnarok1943
ragnarok1943

The problem with fentanyl, of course, is that it is a synthetic opioid which is made in a lab, including converted pigsties in China where most of the illegal fentanyl comes from. Since it's dirt cheap and super powerful it is mixed with real heroin (made from poppies). Unlike pure fentanyl made in real labs, the Chinese fentanyl is liable to be made with just about anything and in various strengths. And, of course, it is not always uniformly mixed by local drug dealers and some has more fentanyl than is safe. That's why they have these overdoses. Anyway, even if you somehow shut off fentanyl from China, other Countries or people right here in the US are bound to make it. Probably they already do. The guy who invented fentanyl in 1960 was Paul Janssen in Belgium. He also invented carfentanil, a similar synthetic opioid, as an elephant tranquilizer, which is about 100 times stronger that fentanyl. That can also, and has been, made in a pigsty. Jenssen, a genius, also invented haloperidol (trademarked as Haldol) in 1958. It was the second big anti-psychotic invented after Thorazine in 1950. Not surprisingly, hardly anyone abuses Haldol, or even wants to take it as it doesn't make them high and turns them into a passive zombie. Schizophrenics and psychotics get high and out of control by not taking their meds. Hospital emergency departments often use a B-52 shot (5mg Haldol + 2mg Ativan, a tranquilizer) to subdue out of control patients.

taylore1
taylore1

Anyone notice if Stormy Davis was in the area?

wmc50
wmc50

HCD...would you kindly share the sources of your information regarding the inflows if these very dangerous drugs to our shores. You seem to have your pulse on all manner of illicit issues. Pray tell, who is sharing this information with you?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Mrs10 I am all for responsible use of pain meds. I always say 'opioid abuse' vice 'opioid use ' for that reason. But coming down on doctors and pharmacies is akin to coming down on corner boys or street hustlers; those guys aren't the ones allowed to bring drugs in by the boatload.

Effective war on opioid abuse would be holding pharmaceutical companies legally and financially responsible, but I'm sure they donate heavily to government reps that continue to let them thrive.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@wmc50

@ragnarok1943 handled it very well just above you, but here are a couple articles about where our import comes from. http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170207/where-does-fentanyl-come-from-china-is-primary-source-in-us-and-much-is-ending-up-in-ohio

And no one is sharing this information with me, i go out and find it. I use multiple sources and take what seems to be the consensus facts from all articles. I take it upon myself to research so i can pass it on to younger folks and let them draw their own conclusions once they do a little research themselves.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@wmc50 And now I'll insult you. Do you see how when you and others ask me a question, I'll respond in kind? Mrs10 and i can go back and forth all day and not insult each other once. You asked a good question, i answer it, and we have a dialogue.

But you had the audacity to insult me and we've never had words before? Shut the fuck up, clown.

Now if you'd like to continue civil discussion, I'm all for it. But if you'd like us to resort to namecalling which justifies you calling me a troll, I'm all for that too. Your move.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@DieselDawg - you're right and dipshit is wrong again. Here is a quote I pulled from a reputable news source. "The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. In 2015, there were 52,404 drug overdose deaths, and more than 33,000 of them were caused by opioids — prescription painkillers like OxyContin as well as illegal opioids like heroin and fentanyl. Many of those opioids are coming into the United States from other countries, primarily Mexico and China."

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 Link your source, and hopefully it has percentages showing where the vast majority of fentanyl is coming from, you fucking clown.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Mrs10 There are plenty whiners in our generation. There are also plenty hard working millennials with multiple part time jobs at below-living wage and no healthcare. No one that works 2 part time or 1 full-time job should have to worry about paying bills or having healthcare. Boomer generation grew up with one full time parent and were able to afford groceries, bills, and buy a house.

And the ones largely deciding the cost of all of that today are Boomers.

wmc50
wmc50

HCD. You hurt my feelings. I'm watching Wimbledon right now. I'll get back to you in a bit. What a nasty, unpleasant person you are.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@wmc50 If you'd have watched your mouth from the beginning, your feelings wouldn't be hurt. All i do is return the energy given to me. So if you think I'm unpleasant, revisit what you said to me first.

wmc50
wmc50

@HCD...lol. You're so funny. And so easy. I'll be in touch. I've got to go to my safe space to internalize the trauma from your mean spirited retort.

BRB Homey.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@wmc50 - it's so easy to get that sucker punching, food tainting, dope smoking idiot to show his true colors. One thing I am curious about with him is his admission to being on disability. Since he claims to workout and fight people on a regular basis I can only assume his disability is a mental one, not physical. I've suggested many times that he seek help, for what are obvious reasons, but he just doesn't listen.

wmc50
wmc50

@LEO0301 Been sitting back and watching HCD for a while. Just going to tweak him up every so often, just for sport.

Do you think he's reading this.😂.

You know he is. His ego can't let it go.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@wmc50 of course I'm reading it. I also have noticed how, like most of you people on this website, have no idea of what's going on aside from your favorite news network. If you haven't heard me say it before, I'll say it for you now; we are all waiting on you to depart this mortal coil.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 and you have no room at all to call me an idiot. You peaked in high school and became a cop. Good job.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@wmc50 - As you can tell by his reply, the man is not all there. It's troubling, that's for sure, but there's nothing that can be done except to sit back and watch and wait for his actions to be reported on the 5 o'clock news.

Bulldog
Bulldog

@ShootaCopSaveaLife I totally agree with you they need to stop the high-level dealers as well as arresting users. Many of those young users I will address to @LEO0301 many of the young heroin users got addicted from pills in their Medicine Chest that will probably prescribed for their parents. It's a shame that the heroin is now so deadly that even our law enforcement officers and fire officers are getting dosed by touching it. I through the fault of my Dr have become addicted to the pain pills he prescribed. Fortunately for me I can go to a detox before I ever stick a needle in my arm or snort it up my nose.

@Hi_estComnDenomn big pharma needs to work at making a Non-addictive pain medication to help the people who have chronic pain. Unfortunately Fentanyl and most opioid pills are made with synthetics so then drug dealers will just start making them. The countries that make these synthetic illegal drugs need to stop them in their own country which will never happen because the money brings in too much currency so to end this discussion it's a no-win situation for everybody

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Bulldog I definitely agree Big Pharma has the capability to develop a non-addictive pain med, and on the government side of things, marijuana/THC/CBD is already a non-addictive pain reliever that can help ease the opioid crisis.

It would also help if the government regulated the cost of insurance and medication in general. A lot of times these addicts are hooked from prescription pills (a monster onto itself) and when they can no longer afford the meds, they go to the hard shit.

Bulldog
Bulldog

@Hi_estComnDenomn I agree insurance companies have a hold on the governments balls and they are squeezing so that their premiums stay expensive. And they are just as guilty as big Pharma. Like I said I will go to detox before I stick a needle in my arm with heroin in it.. my pain pills make me sick now and I hate throwing up! Unfortunately if I get caught with pot in my system when they drug test me at pain management I will get kicked off the pain pills and my insurance will not pay for medical marijuana. So I can't even take a chance and try it to see if it works. Every 6 months I have to reapply to get my pain meds through my insurance. One time I had to wait almost a week but fortunately I have extras every month because I take them like I'm supposed to. The sad part is more teens are getting addicted to their parents pain pills and when they run out they switch to heroin. Like I said in my last post it is a no-win situation for anybody

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

I once smoked a fat ass joint laced in heroin AND fentanyl. I was so high I started telling people I was in the Navy for 11 years, and voted for Hillary. I really voted for Trump, just can't admit it.

ByAnyMeansNecessary
ByAnyMeansNecessary

@Hi_estComnDenomnn Well i definitely didn't vote for Trump or Clinton, but have you heard there are people that just may vote Trump back into office in 2020? Not for reasons you may think. I mean, he's doing a great job of absolutely smashing his poor rural voters into the ground and passing export opportunities all over the world, especially Russia and China. He's doing it better than any president before him. And those poor saps will vote for him again.

Hey, at least they're not being ignored anymore. Baby steps.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

@ByAnyMeensNecessary What do you think of all this replying to myself business? Guess I have to do it since no one will talk to me anymore.

ByAnyMeensNecessary
ByAnyMeensNecessary

@Hi_estComnDenomnn I guess we're using this name now. This not making up my mind shit is annoying. But I'm relentless, I'll never give it up. I'll give Trump a chance in 2020, and hope Ben Shapiro runs in 2024.

Necroignisamoron
Necroignisamoron

@happyendingsbyanymeansnecessary, that’s why the boys love you.

Necroignisamoron
Necroignisamoron

Your wrist will give out before your endless devotion to be a mega douche will.