SEASIDE HEIGHTS - A Seaside Heights police officer is the first in the state to use the drug Narcan as part of a new initiative to reduce overdose deaths.
The drug was given to a man found dying inside a hotel at around 2 a.m. Sunday. The officer administered the drug and the man resumed consciousness.
The Ocean County prosecutor made a push to get Narcan in the hands of police after the county saw 112 drug overdoses last year. It's expected that every police department in the state will have Narcan available for use this summer.