County Employee Given Narcan Following Incident

Comptroller wants answers

Matt Moran
July 23, 2018 - 3:03 am

Photo Courtesy of Erie County Government


Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - An Erie County employee was given two doses of Narcan Wednesday after falling ill while working at the County's Central Police Services forensics lab.

The employee returned to work the next day, but Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw is calling on the CPS to answer questions on what happened.

"It's my job to ask the questions and make sure county employees are safe," Mychajliw said.

County Executive Mark Poloncarz says the proper steps were taken with the incident. Poloncarz says there is still investigation of what was the substance the emloyee was testing and if in fact is what led to the individual falling ill.

Forensics lab employees test narcotics like fetanayl. Mychajliw says he wants to know why it took the Buffalo Fire Department to administer the narcan.

"It's a dangerous job, but someone almost didn't get to go home from work that day, and that's scary," Mychajliw said.

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