AL sheriff's deputy treated after crystal meth exposure

(Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)
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Updated: Sep. 6, 2018 at 2:41 PM CDT
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ELMORE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - An Elmore County sheriff's deputy was taken to a hospital after coming into contact with crystal meth during a traffic stop.

According to Sheriff Bill Franklin, the deputy stopped a vehicle Wednesday and while searching the car he found suspects with crystal meth. He came into contact with the liquid form of the substance and had an allergic reaction, experiencing similar symptoms to fentanyl exposure.

The deputy was taken to a Montgomery hospital, where he was treated and was back on duty by the end of the day.

The suspects, 50-year-old Anthony Shane Chatman and 47-year-old Scott Bilbo Leeds, were arrested and charged with drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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