Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Mercer County Deputy Administers Narcan

The Miami County Sheriff’s Office responded on a possible opiate overdose at an address on N. Rangeline Road in Newberry Township on July 17, 2016 at 10:54 P.M. Deputies had previously been trained for the usage and administration of Naloxone, also known as Narcan, which can help reverse overdoses of opioid drugs. Naloxone is currently carried by deputies in an effort to save lives as they’re often first on the scene of overdose calls.

The responding deputy, Deputy J. Adams, found an unresponsive thirty year old male possibly suffering from a drug overdose. The man was unconscious and had no detectable pulse. Narcan was administered and the male did begin breathing and regained consciousness. The Covington Life Squad arrived on scene and took over treatment of the man.

This is the first deployment of Narcan by a Miami County Deputy Sheriff since the drug was put into use by this agency in mid-May of this year.

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