At approximately 6:30 p.m., June 7, 2017, Patrol Officers were dispatched to a medical call reporting that a man was unresponsive after having taken fentanyl at a residence in the 800 block of 6th Street East. As Police arrived prior to MD Ambulance, Officers administered Naloxone, which resulted in the 19-year-old victim regaining consciousness. When MD Ambulance arrived, they transported the victim to hospital.
SPS Patrol Officers began carrying Naloxone at the end of April. This is the first recorded instance of Police administering the spray.
Naloxone is an opioid antagonist drug that prevents or reverses the effects of opioids. It is used as an emergency overdose treatment.
No one has been charged in regards to this incident. The SPS encourages people to call 911 in similar medical emergencies without fear of criminal charges.