Just hours after four Campbell police officers had serious reactions to what's believed to be the deadly drug fentanyl last Friday, Hubbard Township police had a scare of their own.

Someone at the Love's travel plaza on North Main Street called them to report a woman passed out in her car.

"They find a female in the driver's seat that was unconscious and her breathing was very labored. So, obviously, they recognized it as a possible overdose," said Hubbard Township Police Chief Todd Coonce.

Medics had to carry 39-year-old Sabrina Maxwell from the car and administer Narcan before taking her to an area hospital.

Meanwhile, as Hubbard Township Officer Chris Gifford put on protective gear and began processing the car, he found a spoon with a white substance on it.

"Shortly thereafter, he began experiencing a headache, some dizziness, said his arms started to tingle and become numb," Coonce said.

Gifford gave himself a dose of Narcan in his cruiser, followed by a second dose from another Hubbard Township cruiser about 10 minutes later.

"We believe it to be fentanyl," said Coonce.

He believes the situation could've ended much differently if not for a new policy enacted several years ago when health officials started placing the life-saving antidote in township cruisers.

"We are fortunate enough that we had an additional Narcan pack in the other cruiser," Coonce said. "What if we would've run out of Narcan ourselves and didn't have the ability to apply that to the officer? Where would he be?"

Which is why Coonce decided to tack a charge of assaulting an officer onto Maxwell's two drug charges.

"If it wasn't for her negligence and having an illegal substance, the officer wouldn't be in the position he was in," said Coonce.

Gifford is back on duty and has recovered.

Maxwell was arrested the next day after trying to get her car and was charged with drug paraphernalia, possessing drug abuse instruments and assault on a peace officer. 

She was arraigned Monday.