Spencer cops taken to hospital after traffic stop

“White powdery substance” led to light-headedness for police

SPENCER — Three local police officers were taken to the hospital following a motor vehicle stop that uncovered a white powdery substance later identified as Methamphetamine and Hydrochloride.

According to the Spencer Police Department, the suspect vehicle contained the drugs and a pair of police officers were exposed to then-unidentified white powdery substance. Those two officers “became light headed and dizzy,” according to a statement issued by the Spencer Police Department late Thursday night. A third police officer was also taken to the hospital as a precaution, police said.

As a result of the interaction, a level 1 hazmat was declared.

Shortly before 2:30 a.m., the Spencer Police Department provided a social media update that “the three Police Officers and the suspect have or will be released from the hospital tonight.” The update also provided confirmation that the white powdery substance had been identified as Methamphetamine and Hydrochloride.

Police affirmed the incident remains under investigation. Motor vehicle and drug charges are expected in this case.


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