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Corrections Deputy Recovering After Fentanyl Exposure

A Mendocino County Corrections Deputy was exposed to suspected fentanyl on Friday. According to MCSO, 24-year-old Dakota Johnson, of Willits was booked into the jail for several warrants in addition to several charges including Possession of a Controlled Substance. A female Corrections Deputy exchanged Johnson’s personal clothing for jail-issued clothing. While doing so, suspected drugs fell out of Johnson’s clothing. After recovering the suspected drugs and placing the arrestee in a holding cell, the Corrections Deputy said that she wasn’t feeling well and collapsed. Correctional staff administered Naloxone, a medication designed to rapidly reverse an opioid overdose. She was transported by ambulance to Adventist Health Ukiah Valley and was released after several hours of treatment.