MENASHA, Wis. - A Menasha Police Officer became ill after investigating a drug overdose death early Sunday morning.
Law enforcement responded to the 900 block of Third Street for a person found without a pulse. The victim, a 36-year-old Appleton man, was found deceased, with drugs believed to be the cause of death.
Later, a responding officer to the earlier incident was driving down Interstate 41 when he noticed symptoms associated with Fentanyl exposure.
“What's different in this situation than the other ones, often times it's when officers are testing drugs or come across drugs in an actual vehicle,” said Chief Tim Styka with the Menasha Police Dept. “In this one there was nothing found on the individual or in the vehicle itself that he was located in.”