Thursday 1:29pm
October 30, 2014
Currently 62°F
Posted: Thursday, May 29th 2014 at 5:11pm

Gwinnett SWAT officers treated for meth exposure

By The Associated Press
EMAIL STORY CONTACT EDITOR PRINT
click to enlarge
NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) -- Gwinnett County Sheriff's officials say members of the department's SWAT team were decontaminated after being exposed to methamphetamine during a lab bust.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Shannon Volkodav told local media outlets that authorities were helping the Department of Homeland Security execute a search warrant at a home in Norcross Thursday, and were exposed to the drug while taking a suspect into custody.

Volkodav says the exposure caused skin and eye irritation to eight officers who were on the scene.

Authorities set up a tent outside the Gwinnett Medical Center and called a hazardous materials team in for assistance.
Associated Categories: Homepage, Local/State News

© Copyright 2014 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.


  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
0.039453
icon
62°F
Gainesville, GA 30501
Clear
Wind: North 0 mph
Dew point: 35°F