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Ventura County detectives serving search warrant overcome by toxic substance

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Two Ventura County Sheriff's deputies are recovering after being exposed to a dangerous drug during the delivery of a search warrant.

District Attorney says powdery substance was a dangerous opioid.

Two Ventura County sheriff’s deputies are recovering after being exposed to an unknown type of powder while serving a search warrant.

It happened Tuesday morning, in the San Fernando Valley. The detectives were serving a warrant at an apartment in connection with a commercial burglary. A female detective collapsed, and her partner carried her outside.

They were both taken to the hospital for treatment, and are reported to be recovering.

Ventura County District Attorney Erik Nasarenko released a statement saying that testing by Los Angeles Police, and Fire Department teams showed the powder was a dangerous opioid.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.