Updated: August 8, 2021

Confidential Recovery CEO Appears on KUSI to Discuss Police Officer Fentanyl Overdose

Scott H. Silverman joined KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez on Good Morning San Diego to discuss a disturbing episode that nearly killed a San Diego Police Officer.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has released body camera footage of a deputy who accidentally overdosed when exposed to fentanyl. In July, Deputy David Faiivae was a trainee at the scene of an arrest when he collapsed after testing a white powder suspected to be either cocaine or fentanyl, said the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.A quick-witted partner of his administered Narcan, a nasal spray that reverses the effects of opioids, saving Faiivae’s life.

"What families need to understand is that even airborne fentanyl can kill you," Scott said.

The deadly drug fentanyl is a highly potent synthetic opioid drug, 100 times more powerful than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin as an analgesic.

Watch the entire segment on KUSI here.



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