News reports of first responder’s adverse reactions to synthetic opioids like fentanyl have led to concerns about the risks of the substances for court personnel. This briefing paper from the National Judicial Opioid Task Force discusses the risks of fentanyl and similar substances to court personnel and recommends practical considerations for how courts should handle evidence that may contain potent synthetic opioids.
Funding Source: National Judicial Opioid Task Force
Fentanyl, Carfentanil, and Their Analogs in the Courthouse
A guide for judicial personnel in reducing the risks of fentanyl, carfentanil, and other synthetic opioids in the court room