GLEN ROCK, NJ - Police administered A 37-year-old Glen Rock man Narcan® after finding him unresponsive in a Glen Rock home.
On May 18 at 8 a.m., police and EMS responded to a call of an unconscious and unresponsive man and located three Ziploc bags containing suspected narcotics in the immediate proximity. Police began lifesaving operations and subsequently administered two doses of Narcan®.
"NARCAN® Nasal Spray counteracts the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose," according to the Narcan.com website. "Since most accidental overdoses occur in a home setting, it was developed for first responders, as well as family, friends, and caregivers—with no medical training required."
Valley Hospital Paramedics and EMTs from the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded and continued with on-scene medical aid. The victim was subsequently transported by EMS to Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.
A recovery specialist from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Heroin Addiction Recovery Team was dispatched to follow up with the victim at Valley Hospital.