Cop may have been exposed to fentanyl during crash investigation
Police in Guelph say they believe an officer was exposed to fentanyl while investigating a collision.
In a release Thursday, police say white powder was found in a vehicle during a crash investigation on Sept. 27.
They say precautions were taken during the seizure of the substance, but it's believed the investigating officer was unintentionally exposed.
Police say the officer was treated in hospital and released later the same day.
Investigators say the reactions of the driver of the vehicle and the officer lead them to believe the seized drugs contain a synthetic opioid and a sample has been sent to Health Canada for analysis.
A 50-year-old Guelph man is charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle by drugs, possession for the purpose of trafficking and careless driving.
A very successful 2017-2018 IceDogs regular season came to an end Saturday afternoon with a 6-3 win over Mississauga. A sellout St Patty's Day Meridian Centre crowd watched Niagara record their 35th win of the season for a total of 80 points in the OHL's Eastern Conference as Johnny Corneil lead the way with a goal and two assists.
Kirill Maksimov enjoyed a four point night while Johnny Corneil and Ben Jones each scored a pair in the IceDogs 6-3 Friday night win in Erie. With the win, Niagara has now secured home ice advantage in their first round playoff series with Oshawa.
Johnny Corneil scored the overtime winner exactly half-way through the extra period as the IceDogs prevailed 3-2 over visiting Hamilton for Niagara's fifth win in six meetings versus the Bulldogs. Stephen Dhillon was also big stopping 41 shots for the IceDogs fifth straight victory.