SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Two South Bend police officers were taken to a hospital after authorities say they breathed fumes from methamphetamine that was cooking inside a backpack.
Police Capt. Phil Trent says one of the officers was admitted overnight for observation while the other was treated and released Wednesday.
The officers found the backpack while investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle behind a house on the city's southeast side. Trent tells WNDU-TV that the officers were sickened after opening the backpack.
Officers also noticed odors coming from the house, where Trent tells the South Bend Tribune that a considerable amount of meth-related chemical were found.
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