According to officials, around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, units responded to 178 Main Street for a report of a suspicious person.
At the scene, police located a man who said he just dropped off an employee at a local business and was looking to speak with that person.
The man was detained after authorities said he possessed drug paraphernalia.
During a search of the subject’s vehicle, Patrolman Christopher Palmieri was exposed to fentanyl and became ill. He was treated on scene before being transported to a local hospital.
Officers said the subject had admitted to recently snorting the drug.
Police arrested 36-year-old Stephen Johnson and charged him with various narcotics violations.
Palmieri was treated and released.
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