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Roselle Park Police Administer Narcan to Drug Overdose Victim

By kcora on
Roselle Park

A Roselle Park Police Department officers save a woman who was experiencing a drug overdose Sunday afternoon with a dose of Narcan.

Sgt. Matthew Disano, Ptl. Dean Khallaf and Ptl. Kyle Snyder responded to a residence within the borough, where they found a 23-year-old female suffering from a heroin overdose approximately 3:30 Monday afternoon.

After the female was treated by police with a dose of Narcan also known as (Naloxone), she quickly became alert and responsive. She was transported to the hospital for further treatment.

This has been approximately the fifth save within the borough since the police department was issued and trained on administering the drug, Narcan.

Narcan (Naloxone) is an opioid antagonist that quickly reverses the effects of the heroin that is ingested, has minimal side effects and is not dangerous to administer to someone who was not overdosing on heroin but possibly another drug.