MANTON — A Wexford County Sheriff’s deputy was transported to the hospital after he came into contact with crystal meth during the pat-down of a suspect.
According to a Wexford County Sheriff’s Office press release, on Sunday afternoon, deputies were dispatched to an address on Roberts Street in Manton, in search of a suspect with a fugitive warrant out of Missaukee County and misdemeanor warrant out of Wexford County.
The subject was found at the address and arrested. During a search of the suspect, a small baggie containing a white crystalline substance was found. The deputy searching the subject came into contact with the substance and began feeling light headed and had an accelerated heart rate.
The deputy contacted central dispatch and requested that EMS come to his location for treatment. He was transported to Munson Cadillac Hospital for treatment of possible meth exposure.
At the time of the news release, the deputy was in stable condition at the hospital.
The suspect was transported to the Wexford County Jail and lodged without further incident.
Northflight EMS, Haring Township Fire Department, and the Michigan State Police assisted at the scene.