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UPDATE: “Powdery Substance” That Sickened Officer Was Meth

Court documents have revealed that the powdery substance which sickened a Dubuque police officer earlier this month was methamphetamine. A new charge of Possession of Meth has been filed against 46-year-old Nathan Chapman of Dubuque. Police were called to his apartment in the 2000 block of Central Avenue after receiving a report of an assault on April 3. As Chapman was being arrested, officers noticed several items of drug paraphernalia around the apartment. They obtained a search warrant and began to investigate further. That’s when Officer Jon Brokens came into contact with an “unknown powdery substance” and started to get sick. Fellow officers gave him NarCan, an anti-opioid overdose medication, when he began to lose consciousness. Brokens was taken to MercyOne Medical Center, where he was treated and later released. The powdery substance was collected and sent to the state crime lab, which confirmed that it was meth.

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