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Bazetta Police: Fifth life saved with overdose antidote

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Bazetta Township Police have now saved the lives of five people who could have died from a drug overdose.

Township police say officers rushed to the Walmart on Sunday after learning that a 24-year-old Cortland man was slumped over the wheel of a car.

Police say they found the man unconscious and his skin had turned blue.

Officer Nick Gregory administered 2 doses of the opiate overdose antidote Narcan.

After the second dose, police say the patient began to breathe and open his eyes.

Medics arrived and took the man to the hospital.

Police say this was the fifth time a life has been saved since the department began participating in the Narcan program in March.

The drug reverses the potentially deadly effects of heroin, after being administered usually through the nose.

Naloxone is also known by the name “Narcan.”

All officers in Bazetta have been trained extensively on how to use Naloxone, and they carry it with them at all times while out on patrol.

The Bazetta Police Department was trained in recognizing heroin addiction and overdose complications with the help of the TAG Drug Task Force, the Trumbull County Combined Health District, and the Trumbull County Sheriff's Office.

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