Ocean County police to carry heroin antidote

Police in all 33 towns in Ocean County early next year will begin carrying an antidote that can revive people who overdose on heroin. Narcan

Cops may carry drug to counteract overdoses

Cops may carry drug to counteract overdoses

TOMS RIVER - (AP) - Police in all 33 towns in Ocean County early next year will begin carrying an antidote that can revive people who overdose on heroin.

Narcan can be used with any drug with opioids and gives emergency responders time to revive victims.

The Asbury Park Press reports Emergency Training and Consulting medical director Dr. Kenneth Lavelle told police chiefs on Tuesday the nasal inhalant form of the drug costs about $25 and it should take about 90 days to train all officers.

Lavelle says officers would administer it just like a nasal spray.

There have been 102 deaths associated with drug overdoses in the county this year.

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