Police save 3 overdose victims in less than 24 hours

READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A man and two women who overdosed on opiods this past weekend in Readington Township were saved by police.

On March 9, at around 9:20 pm, police were dispatched to the Whitehouse Motel for a report of an adult male who had overdosed. At the same time other officers were dispatched to a home on Ridge road for a reported cardiac arrest, police said.

The officers who responded to the hotel administered Narcan to the unconscious victim; the officers also assisted in medical treatment of the victim who regained consciousness and was transported to the hospital for further treatment of a suspected heroin overdose, police said.

At the home on Ridge Road, officers found an adult female unconscious on the floor. Narcan was administered along with emergency medical care and the woman regained consciousness. The woman, who admitted she had ingested opioid pills before losing consciousness, refused further medical attention, police said.

On March 10, at around 12:05 p.m., officers responded back to the same house on Ridge Road for a reported overdose. Upon arrival officers found an adult female, who was a family member of the victim who was treated the previous evening, unconscious. Narcan, along with emergency medical care, was administered to the victim who regained consciousness. She admitted to abusing opioid pills and was transported to the hospital for further treatment, police said.

Narcan is a drug used for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose; all Readington Township police officers are trained in its use and carry the drug with them while on duty, police said.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook