- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Two Charleston police officers are being recognized for coming to the aid of a city man who had overdosed on drugs.

The officers used a drug called naloxone on Wednesday after the man was found unresponsive at a residence. The officers said his skin was pale and his lips blue when they found him.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail (https://bit.ly/1NxPCJZ ) reports that U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin honored patrolmen Seth Johnson and Nick Castleman on Friday. Fire Department Capt. Mark Strickland was also recognized.

Goodwin said the officers deserved recognition with the state amid a drug epidemic.

Emergency medical workers have been using naloxone - also known by the brand name Narcan - for decades to treat overdose patients. The Legislature passed a bill this year broadening who can administer the drug.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, https://wvgazettemail.com.

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