As the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office sees an increase in fentanyl in the area, officers have to take several steps to stay safe when handling the drug.

Buchanan County Sheriff Bill Puett said that officers have specific protocols that can assist in their safety in situations where a dangerous drug could be present, like in the seizure of fentanyl pills last week during an arrest.

Riley Funk can be reached at riley.funk@newspressnow.com.

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