Sheriff's Office Warns Public About Fentanyl-Laced Flyers On Windshields

One sheriff's sergeant was hospitalized after being exposed to the opioid Fentanyl via a flyer left on the windshield.

Houston, TX – A Harris County sheriff’s sergeant is in the hospital on Tuesday night after she was exposed to a substance believed to be Fentanyl, on a flyer that was left on the windshield of her patrol vehicle.

Tuesday afternoon, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office held a press briefing to warn the public to watch out for the paper flyers.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said that the flyer the sergeant touched had also been placed under the windshield wipers on about a dozen additional sheriff’s department vehicles parked on the street in front of the sheriff’s office’s recruitment and criminal investigations center on Lockwood Drive in East Houston, The Houston Chronicle reported.

"We hope this is an isolated incident," Sheriff Gonzalez said.

Investigators said they were not positive the sheriff’s department fleet vehicles were targeted, since they were unmarked and parked on a city street, and said they wanted to warn the general public to be wary of anything found on their windshields.

However, the text on the flyers was addressed to “FBI, Police, Firemen” and contained information on conspiracy theories about the government targeting individuals with subliminal messages from cell phone towers.

The sergeant who was affected came into contact with the opioid-laced paper as she left work on Tuesday afternoon, according to KTRK.

She started to feel woozy as she drove, so she pulled over and called for help.

The sheriff said she felt light-headed and exhibited Fentanyl-related symptoms, The Houston Chronicle reported.

"She caught it quickly," Sheriff Gonzalez said. "We do know from our experience with fentanyl is that it can be very deadly. It's 100 times more potent than morphine."

The sergeant was rushed to the hospital and is expected to survive.

At least one of the flyers left on the cars’ windshields tested positive for Fentanyl, and the sheriff’s department was continuing to investigate.

Authorities have asked that anyone who encounters the flyers or anything similar to contact the police, The Houston Chronicle reported.

Comments (5)
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ragnarok1943
ragnarok1943

The flyers promoted the organization Targeted Individuals, an organization which believes that the "Deep State" targets certain individuals. Whoever did this used the flyers of a group called Targeted Individuals but that does not mean the group was involved. Might have used it because rather than the typical "throw away" flyer as these flyers are inviting and motivate the victim to pick them up and read them. Hard to believe some group would put fentanyl on their own flyer and incriminate themselves. Appears to be a somewhat paranoid outfit.

61mouse
61mouse

Only bad thing about warning people and is published acrosd the country is it gives people ideas across the country

Ookmon
Ookmon

pure bullshit, the only criminals here are the cops that make up bullshit stories. drugs are expensive and no one, i repete NO ONE is giving fentanyl out for free. leave it to the police to lie about everything they can. Fuck the police

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Ookmon Exactly. It's like when DARE or JUST SAY NO used to say "If someone walks up to you on the street and gives you some drugs to try, JUST SAY NO." Even when i was 10, i thought "what kind of terrible drug dealer is out here giving cocaine away for free?"

krisdior6
krisdior6

As much hatred, people have today towards the Police I feel this is not just not just a random act. This is pure hatred for our Police Dept. If this is an organized group, getting drugs would not be any problem. All policemen are not all bad, that is ridiculous. This is just one way to express their hate. Next time these people need help, just call your local drug dealer. Maybe they can get to you in time. Just maybe if it isn't too late, they can get you to the hospital in their car. One rotten apple does not spoil the whole barrel.