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Bloomfield Town Marshals To Carry Narcon To Treat Overdoses
Updated January 12, 2016 7:23 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMFIELD) - Bloomfield Town Marshal Kenny Tharp says his department is the first in Greene County to carry Narcan in patrol vehicles.

Narcan, a nasal spray, can quickly reverse the effects of an opiate overdose, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone morphine or heroin. The medication can bring the person out of a comatose state in less than a minute.

The medication was donated to the department by Greene County General Hospital, with training provided by the ambulance department. Four full-time officer have been trained on administering the medication.

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