Hewitt woman saved with Naloxone

Seventh time Naloxone used in Passaic County this year


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos





West Milford Police revived a 31-year-old woman from the Hewitt section of town Saturday after administering Naloxone, a nasal spray that counteracts an opioid overdose.

After finding the woman unresponsive and displaying blue lips, West Milford police officers administered one dose of the opioid-blocking Naloxone to the woman at 2:12 p.m. on Jan. 21, according to a press release from the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office. The woman became responsive but remained sedated and was transferred to local emergency medical services.

Officers also retrieved several empty bags, believed to be heroin, stamped “Jackpot” from the scene.

According to the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office, this is the seventh Naloxone deployment in Passaic County in 2017. Since 2014, members of law enforcement in Passaic County have received training in the administration of Naloxone to respond to suspected opiate overdoses.

- Erika Norton



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Circus big-top coming to Hewitt this weekend
The circus is coming.
The Kelly Miller Circus, second largest big-top show in the country, will roll into town on...

Read more »
Image

Paws of War takes therapy dogs to nursing home
To the Editor:
Dogs can often brighten the day of anyone, providing them with companionship, laughs, and giving them a reason to smile. The senior residents at the Dominican...

Read more »
Image

Dirt’s Kitchen Garden Tour Blooms Again The garden-peeping event returns for its 5th year, with a new twist
Right next door, your neighbors are plotting veggie patches, jarring jelly, harvesting honey, and raising chickens in their own backyards—and once a year, Dirt magazine...
Read more »
Image

Man who set up wife's killing must serve life sentence
The conviction of a New...
Read more »

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST COMMENTED



West Milford, NJ