The United States’ Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has provided training to a bevy of Trumbull police officers, according to Lt. Leonard Scinto.

DEA Supervisory Agent Jon Rubinstein was contacted by Trumbull Police Chief Lombardo recently and asked to provide the officers with information that will assist them in combating the rise in opioid abuse.

The class consisted of drug identification, drug field testing, trends in drug trafficking, opioid abuse, as well as a heroin and prescription drug overdose case reviews.

Officers were further instructed in the safe handling of these drugs, specifically fentanyl, which is quickly absorbed through the skin.

Also providing instruction were chemists Maureen Craig and Carmen Masters, who are assigned to the northeast regional lab of the DEA.

Special Agent Rubinstein said that because of the number of officers who expressed an interest in receiving the training, the department is looking to schedule a second class.