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Narcan Saves Lacey Woman From Potentially Fatal Heroin Overdose

Sgt. Paul Sullivan
Sgt. Paul Sullivan

Lacey police used the "Narcan" spray to help save a 30-year-old Forked River woman Wednesday who was overdosing from heroin use, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.

It was fourth time in less than a month - and third time this week - that an Ocean County law enforcement officer saved a heroin overdose victim’s life by administering Narcan, or Naloxone spray. 

The save came at 10:54 a.m. when Lacey Township Police Sgt. Paul Sullivan responded to a medical emergency at a Frog Hollow Road address in Forked River.

Upon his arrival, he found a 30 year old female unresponsive, with shallow breathing and a weak pulse. Sullivan administered the Narcan spray and the victim became responsive and alert within one to three minutes.

Lacey Township First Aid Squad transported the victim to Southern Ocean County Hospital where she is recovering.

The third save came at approximately 8:30 pm on Tuesday, when Seaside Heights Patrolman Edward Pasieka responded to a 911 call reference a heroin drug overdose at a Sampson Avenue address in Seaside Heights. 

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office developed the program’s policy and training protocols in early January of this year, and will assist other counties across New Jersey in starting their own Narcan programs.  The first Narcan Kits were distributed throughout the county over the past month.

 

  

Karen April 26, 2014 at 07:15 PM
karen..blah blah blah..Im not ignorant, you pompous know it all!! how many times can you repeat yourself in the comments?? and bite me..i know plenty!! I have no sympathy for anyone on drugs. Not going to blame the representatives for not being able to get it all off the streets..that's never going to happen. People aren't forced to buy it from the dealer, they choose too..loser!!!
Danielle April 28, 2014 at 03:02 PM
Everyone knows what heroin does so I don't feel bad for them . Yea it may be drs lawyers etc.. They know as well as everyone else what it does I don't think the police should have this responsibility to save a junky their job is to attest the junky .
Danielle April 28, 2014 at 03:02 PM
Arrest ..
OceanAcresLifer April 28, 2014 at 10:44 PM
Job serve and protect. Havent felt either in years!
anonymous April 29, 2014 at 08:52 AM
In the navy we could not call 911 we were 911 we had to be trained to react to any attack that may come our way. You should never let the police get away with brutality but respect those who take their oath seriously.----------------------anonymous

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