Police officers sick from exposure to opioids in drug bust

Nearly a dozen police officers in Hartford are recovering after they became sick when exposed to large amounts of opioids during a drug bust. Police

(9/15/16)

HARTFORD - Nearly a dozen police officers in Hartford are recovering after they became sick when exposed to large amounts of opioids during a drug bust.   

Police say 11 members of the SWAT team were exposed to the drugs while performing a search warrant Tuesday night.

Police made three arrests and seized 50,000 bags of heroin, three-quarters of a pound of raw heroin, fentanyl and guns.

Authorities say the officers reported nausea, light-headedness, sore throats and headaches.

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