New state law offers protection for people who aid overdose victims

Ocean County officials want to remind residents of a new state law that protects people from prosecution when they call for help for an overdose

Ocean County officials want to remind residents of a new state law that protects people from prosecution when they call for help for an overdose victim.

Ocean County officials want to remind residents of a new state law that protects people from prosecution when they call for help for an overdose victim. (10/31/13)

OCEAN COUNTY - Ocean County officials want to remind residents of a new state law that protects people from prosecution when they call for help for an overdose victim.

Fatal drug overdoses in Ocean County are going up. So far, 93 people have died this year - more than two people every week.

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato says the law is there to help save lives.

According to Coronato, most of the drug deaths have been as a result of heroin abuse.
 

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