A couple of Russell Springs Police Officers have been treated for possible Fentanyl exposure, according to the department.
On Friday, The Russell Springs Police Department was dispatched to locate a possible DUI and received a vehicle collision around the same time. While officers searched to locate the vehicle in question, and Sgt. Bobby Pritchard worked the accident, a second call was received stating the same vehicle was at the Maple Street Shell station with the occupant passed out behind the wheel. Once on scene, Officer Matt Parrish located 30-year-old Scott Holt of Harrodsburg. Due to the results of a field sobriety test, Holt was placed under arrest and searched. Officer Parrish located a folded one-dollar bill inside Holt’s wallet and upon further examination, a quantity of a white powder was located inside. As the officer was looking at the substance, police say Holt blew the powder onto Officer Parrish. Upon questioning, Holt identified the substance as Fentanyl. Officer Parrish, Sgt. Pritchard, and Holt were all observed, treated and released by Russell County Hospital for possible exposure. Holt was arrested by Sgt. Pritchard and charged with the following: Public intoxication – Controlled Substance (excludes alcohol), Tampering with physical evidence, Possession controlled substance 1st (drug unspecified), Drug paraphernalia – buy/possess, and assault 3rd degree – Police Officer.
Sgt. Pritchard and Officer Parrish were assisted on scene by RCSO Deputies Corey Meyer and Luke Hughes. Holt was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.