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00:00:01
>> A raid at this Pittsburgh home ended with 18 swat officers sent to the hospital on Wednesday. Authorities say the officers entered the home and found three men and a woman allegedly packing drugs. A table was overturned, sending what officials believe was fentanyl powder, a powerful opioid, into the air.
00:00:19
Authorities say the officers inside starting feeling sick.>> They had some burning in their throat. Some became a little light headed. One person was nauseous. Some felt a little bit weak, and fortunately those symptoms were brief.>> The 18 officers were decontaminated at the UPMC Mercy hospital and medically cleared.
00:00:37
This types of exposures for law enforcing personnel very very unusual. Unfortunately we see opioid use several times a day.>> The raid comes amid the U.S. of epidemic of opioid drug use. According to a White House Commission form to combat the epidemic. opioid overdose kills 142 Americans a day.
00:00:54
The four suspects in Pittsburgh were charged with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of fentanyl. They'll appear in federal court next week.