LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A Lake County deputy sheriff and two firefighters are recovering after they were exposed to what is believed to be fentanyl during a traffic stop, according to officials with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
The deputy stopped the vehicle on Florida Boys Ranch Road in the area of the County Road 561 intersection Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
During the stop, the deputy located narcotics and then began to pass out, according to investigators. Another deputy quickly administered Narcan, which revived the deputy. Fire rescue personnel arrived on scene and two firefighters also began feeling ill, one of whom was also given Narcan, officials said.
As the situation progressed, a man who was in the car also began to react.
All four were transported to the South Lake Hospital and are recovering.
Three people have been arrested and have been taken to the Lake County Jail from the incident location.
Brennan Dowling, 30; Stephanie Martin, 29; and Rebecca Wagner, 36, were arrested, but authorities have not released the charges they are facing.
Several other responding deputies as well as other passengers from within the suspect vehicle are being decontaminated, as well as the scene itself, investigators said.
Florida Boys Ranch Road was completely shut down Tuesday evening, just west of the County Road 561 intersection.