Johnson County deputy saves overdose victim with Narcan
JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (January 3, 2016) – A Johnson County deputy saved a heroin overdose victim on Friday using Narcan.
According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was dispatched to a home in Needham in regards to a possible overdose.
When the deputy arrived, he discovered a 27-year-old male lying on the floor in full cardiac arrest. A firefighter was attempting to use an Ambu bag mask on the victim, but it wasn’t having an effect.
At that time, the deputy administered Narcan in both of the man’s nostrils. The man began to respond and became agitated and combative.
Prior to leaving the residence, the deputy located a used needle in the bathroom and another needle on a batting glove. He also saw a burnt spoon and a torn bag on the floor.
The deputy rode with the man to Johnson Memorial Hospital with the medics, and doctors at the hospital treated the man.