- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers are now carrying a drug that can help people overdosing from illegal opioid use.

Troopers are carrying Naloxone, or Narcan, which is a nasal spray that will help reverse the effects of opioids such as heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine, OxyContin and others.

The patrol says troopers started carrying Naloxone last month.

Patrol spokesman Sgt. Kyle McKay says the agency is taking a proactive approach so troopers have the tools to help save someone’s life until an ambulance arrives.

Any member of the patrol who carries Naloxone will be trained on how to administer the drug.

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