An officer with the Ohio State Highway Patrol was pricked with a heroin needle while patting down a suspect last week.
According to authorities, an officer was patting down Joseph Bacon of Cincinnati last Tuesday after he set off a metal detector at the Ohio State Fair. During the incident, an officer was pricked by a needle that was used for heroin several days prior.
The officer was treated at the scene and will undergo follow-up tests to detect any blood-borne pathogens.
Bacon was charged with drug possession and fined $250. His license was also suspended for 180 days.