Lincoln Park — A Michigan State Police trooper had to be given Narcan, a medication to treat drug overdoses, after he was exposed Wednesday to a narcotic during a traffic stop.

The trooper, who is not being identified, started to feel lightheaded, nauseated and unsteady after searching a driver during the traffic stop. His partner noticed his behavior and started first aid, according to Michigan State Police on Twitter. 

The partner recognized a possible fentanyl or cocaine overdose and administered two doses of Narcan to counteract the effects. 

The trooper was taken by EMS to a hospital and is expected to fully recover, police said. 

Following the traffic stop, the Downriver Area Narcotics Organization executed a search warrant in the 800 block of Capitol in Lincoln Park where officers recovered narcotics and two firearms. 

A suspect, who also had outstanding warrants, was arrested. 

Fentanyl can be absorbed, inhaled or ingested and a small amount of it is enough to cause overdose or death, police say. 

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