The Morgan County Sheriff's Office is reporting that it used Narcan to revive a man from an apparent overdose Sunday morning. Suspected Fentanyl was later seized at the scene.
The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that it used Narcan to revive a man from an apparent overdose Sunday morning.
Around 6:50 a.m. Sept. 17, Morgan County E-911 received a 911 call of a possible overdose at an address off Route TT in Morgan County, between Gravois Mills and Versailles. Emergency services personnel were contacted and Morgan County deputies responded to the scene, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.
Upon arrival, deputies found an unresponsive 20-year-old man on the floor of the residence. Witnesses told police that the male drank from a jar containing an unknown liquid. Deputies administered Narcan, a form of naloxone which is used in the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose.
After the Narcan was administered, the male began breathing, the press release stated.
Ambulance personnel arrived on scene and took over treatment of the patient who later refused to be transported by medical personnel. The male was instead taken by friends to a local hospital for further treatment, the press release stated.
Deputies seized suspected Fentanyl and drug paraphernalia from the residence.
With the assistance of the Morgan County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office was able to equip all patrol deputies and detectives with Narcan in July.