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Pike County Deputy Exposed to “White Powder” Rushed to Hosptial with Symptoms


PIKE COUNTY – A Sheriff Deputy when arrested a man with possible drugs says he started feeling ill and was rushed to the hospital with possible drug exposure.

According to Pike county sheriff officer, on October 31st at 11:31 am Deputies were dispatched to the area of Long Fork Road and Cabin Creek Road in reference to a suspicious male subject walking in the middle of the road. Deputy Travis McKenzie responded to the area of Long Fork and Cabin Creek and he made contact with a male subject later identified as Jessie Johnson. Mr. Johnson was arrested for possession of drugs and escorted to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office. During the time of the interaction between Dep. McKenzie and Jessie Johnson, Dep. Mckenzie became exposed to a white powder substance and began feeling ill. Med Care Ambulance responded to the Sheriff’s Office and Deputy McKenzie was transported to Adena Pike for treatment. Mr. Johnson was also transported and treated for the exposure.

Pike County EMA Hazmat was requested to the Sheriff’s Office to assist with the containment of the substance that was still in the cruiser. Pee Pee Township Fire Department and Med Care Squad was also requested to be on stand-by. Deputy McKenzie and Jessie Johnson were treated and released. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections STAR Fentanyl Removal Team was also requested to decontaminate the cruiser.

Jessie Johnson will be charged with 2 counts of Possession of Drugs, Tampering with Evidence and Felonious Assault