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Police Use Of NARCAN Helps Save Overdose Victim

LONG BRANCH: The Long Branch Police have joined the ranks of the departments that have saved a potential overdose victim through the use of NARCAN.

NARCAN also known as Naloxone, is a nasal spray that reverses the effects of an overdose from opiates such as heroin.

The Long Branch Police announced that P.O. Christopher Walls and Sgt. Antonia Gonzalez used NARCAN the weekend of Oct. 11 when they responded to a call for help with an unconscious male.

"Once it was established that the subject had overdosed, Sgt. Gonzalez administered the drug, allowing him to breath easier and become more responsive," the Long Branch Police stated on Facebook.

Walls later checked on the male at the hospital and found that he was doing well and recovering.

The Ocean Township Police and Eatontown Police have also reportedly used NARCAN on heroin overdose subjects in the last few months.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office began supplying departments with NARCAN in June.

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