TOTOWA, NJ - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Totowa Police Chief Robert W. Coyle announce that law enforcement officers administered Naloxone to a 20-year-old woman on May 29. Naloxone is a medicine administered by way of a spray into the subject’s nostrils to counteract an opioid overdose.
Totowa police officers deployed Naloxone at 5:08 p.m. to the woman, who resides in Hamburg. Officers administered one dose of Naloxone and the subject became responsive. Care of the subject was transferred to local emergency medical services.
Responding officers reported observing two glassine envelopes containing suspected heroin residue, along with a hypodermic needle and several prescription pills at the scene.
Since 2014, members of law enforcement in Passaic County have received training in the administration of Naloxone to respond to suspected opiate overdoses. This incident is the 61st Naloxone deployment in Passaic County in 2017.