Police officer potentially exposed to Fentanyl in Briarwood arrest

The Morgan County Sheriff and three of his deputies responded to a call for assistance from a Morgan County home confinement deputy in detaining a man at an apartment on Briarwood Lane last Friday, October 21.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Morgan County Magistrate Court by Cpl. Luke Shambaugh, the deputy felt sick and dizzy, having suffered potential exposure to Fentanyl during the arrest.

Police allegedly discovered a vial with three or four clear caplets of a substance believed to be “scramble,” a deadly concoction of heroin and Fentanyl, inside the apartment.

The detained man, George W. Sager, Jr., 57, of Berkeley Springs was arrested and charged with home confinement violation.

A woman, identified as Elizabeth L. Norris, 53, of Paw Paw, allegedly locked herself in the bathroom of the apartment and refused to come out. It took four officers to get her out of the bathroom, where they allegedly found the empty vial, according to the criminal complaint.

Norris was also arrested and charged with obstruction and possession of a controlled substance.

Both subjects are incarcerated awaiting a hearing in the incident.

The affected police officer was treated by EMS at the scene.