- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—Less than a week after the Lebanon Police Department was issued kits designed to rescue opiate overdose victims, officers saved a life.

LPD Capt. Tyson Warmoth and Officers Ryan Williamson and Rob Watson treated an apparent heroin overdose victim with Narcan about 2:30 a.m. Monday, LPD spokesman Sgt. Ben Phelps said.

Police had been sent to the 500 block of East Walnut Street after a 36-year-old man was found unconscious and not breathing, Phelps said.

Warmoth administered a dose of Narcan to the victim, Phelps said. Williamson and Watson used a manual resuscitator to force air into the victim’s lungs.

In a short time, the victim began breathing on his own, Phelps said. “Shortly after that, the victim was conscious and talking to public safety personnel.”

Warmoth is believed to be the first officer in Boone County to successfully use a Narcan kit, Boone County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Chris Burcham said.

The man was taken to an emergency room by Boone County Emergency Medical Services.

Narcan is the brand name for naloxone, an aerosol drug used to treat overdoses of heroin, codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone and tramadol.

Phelps said LPD officers had been given training in the use and administration of Narcan last week.


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