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Why this police department now needs to carry Narcan for dogs (2017)

EVESHAM TWP -- Seeing the potential threat fentanyl exposure can pose to the K9s tasked with sniffing out illicit drugs, police here have equipped officers to treat dogs in the event of an overdose.

Law enforcement officials have recently come to see that the opioid crisis is affecting not only the drug's users, but also police officers who are exposed to it through their line of work and may need doses of Narcan, a drug that combats the effects of opioids.