(FeaturedNews.com) – Southern California police released the footage from the bodycam of the officer who gave Narcan to a puppy that had suffered a fentanyl overdose. The two people caring for the dog, 29-year-old Caleb Aaron Gibson and 27-year-old Katherine Marylou Menke, were arrested for narcotics possession.
The Irvine Police Department revealed in a Facebook post that the incident had taken place on Sept. 6 at a Walmart where the puppy who was inside the car with the two owners had started to exhibit signs of overdosing after being exposed to fentanyl. The officers were quick to administer Narcan, which is a naloxone anti-overdose drug that can be administered either through an injection or a nasal spray. The National Institute on Drug Abuse specifically notes on its website that Narcan has no effects on those who do not have opioids in their system.
After the drug was administered, the puppy was taken to a veterinarian where she received immediate treatment and is set to recover fully from the incident. The puppy is going to be taken by animal services.
The police have called for Gibson and Menke to also be charged with felony animal cruelty.
However, a Facebook account with Gibson’s name wrote in a comment to the Irvine police post that the incident had not occurred as they had claimed and that the dog had tested negative for fentanyl. He added that whatever had transpired with the puppy had been done during the two hours she was in police custody and that the cops had allowed the puppy to chew their hands with which they had previously handled the drugs.
A pitbull puppy receives a dose of Narcan in Irvine, California. Police responded to the puppy in distress after they found it likely overdosed from fentanyl from its owners’ stash in a car. Owners were arrested outside a Walmart. @IrvinePolice pic.twitter.com/ArBkrD8IHV
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