NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department has already administered Narcan twice month to two different people.

On May 10 Newton Police Officers were called to a suspected heroin overdose at a home on Halsted Avenue around.  When they arrived, officers found a 53-year-old man unconscious, unresponsive and in respiratory distress, according to police. 

The officers administered Narcan and transferred the man, who had regained consciousness. He was transferred to Newton Medical Center by Newton First Aid Squad.  According to police the man was provided information regarding C.L.E.A.R. program. 

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Newton Ptl. Dan Finkle, Sgt. Dean Coppoella and Ptl. Edward Sperling were involved with the incident.

The first incident happened on May 4 around 1:30 p.m. when police responded to Union Place after a call about a suspected overdose.  When the officers arrived they found a 52-year-old man unconscious man.  Someone was already administering CPR, police report. 

The officer evaluated that the man showing signs of a heroin overdose and administered Narcan.  They continued with the rescue breathing and was transported to Newton Medical Center by the Newton First Aid Squad, according to police

Newton Police Officers involved were Ptl. Russell Post, Sgt. Scott King and Ptl. Mahir Kaylani.