6 deputies transported to Upstate following exposure to PCP

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) —  Six deputies with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office were taken to Upstate after being exposed to a “powdery substance.” 

Around 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Sheriff’s Deputies working in the booking section of the Justice Center were processing an inmate, who was brought in by officers from the Syracuse Police Department, when a significant amount of a white, powdery substance was released by the inmate.

The substance became airborne and the deputies immediately became ill.

Additional deputies who responded to help were also exposed to the substance.

Preliminary test possibly identified the substance as PCP (Phencyclidine) also known as “Angel Dust.”

The inmate is expected to face additional charges from Syracuse Police.  

The deputies are expected to be okay. 

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