Deputies save a life with the use of naloxone (Narcan)

Deputies save a life with the use of naloxone (Narcan)

Indian River County, Fla- On February 4, 2018, Indian River County Sheriff’s Corporal Ryan Holly and Deputy Dwayne Hoilett, responded to a reported overdose in the 1100 block of Old Dixie Highway. Upon arrival, they found a 52-year-old female experiencing difficulty breathing and repeated vomiting.  She was not responsive to verbal direction. Another subject on scene reported she may have overdosed on an unknown type of pill.  The deputies used an Evzio auto injector to administer .4 mg of naloxone (Narcan).  The patient was transported to Indian River Medical Center by EMS and was last reported in stable condition.

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office began issuing deputies naloxone in November of 2017. This was in response to the continuing opioid crisis.  If you would like more information about treatment options in Indian River County and the process to obtain a Narcan kit, please contact the Substance Awareness Center at 772-770-8411.


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