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Sheriff Says Deputies Will Never Use Narcan

Sheriff Says Deputies Will Never Use Narcan

Butler County (OH) Sheriff Richard K. Jones said his deputies don’t use Narcan now and never will under his watch, despite its effectiveness in reversing the effects of heroin overdoses.

Fox 19 reports that he is the only southwestern Ohio sheriff whose department doesn’t use it.

The county is on track to break last year’s record for the highest number of overdose deaths.

The Sheriff said when people who overdose are revived, they’re often violent and not too thrilled to wake up and see deputies.

Sheriff Jones said that  emergency medical technicians on ambulances will carry and use Narcan.

 

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