Kenosha County Sheriff's deputy uses Narcan uses to save life of 39-year-old overdose victim

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Kenosha County Sheriff's Deputy used Narcan to save the life of a man who had overdosed.

Rescue crews were dispatched to a home in the 5500 block of Washington Road for a report of a 39-year-old man who was not breathing.

Upon arrival, deputies located the man unconscious and barely breathing. A deputy administered a dose of Narcan and the man began breathing normally and regained consciousness.

Deputies located an empty syringe in the room next to the man.

The man admitted to using heroin and was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released. He was then arrested on one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and one count of Bail Jumping.

Sheriff David Beth issued the following statement in a release, "In response to the rising opioid crisis, the KSD joined with the Kenosha County Health Department and Infinity HealthCare Physicians, S.C. to train Deputies in the administration of Naloxone. This incident marks the first time a Deputy utilized Naloxone."

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