By Linda Sutter – May 16, 2022
The Yurok Tribe Police Department has been assisting the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office with shift coverages due to low staffing levels. Sunday morning, May 15, at approximately 6:00 am, while conducting an arrest of a warrant subject that was in the possession of drugs, Officer Gibson came into contact with a powdery substance. Officer Gibson became dizzy and fell unconscious, and the Crescent City Police Department administered NARCAN (nalozone) before he was transported to the hospital. Officer Gibson was treated for a Fentanyl exposure and discharged, and is doing fine.
Please be careful when interacting with unknown substances because they can cause an overdose quickly, even through an aerosolized powder.
The Yurok Tribe Police Department would like to thank the Crescent City Police Department for their quick thinking and life saving actions.