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Newton Police Respond To Second Drug Overdose In a Month: Narcan Used

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NEWTON, NJ—On April 28 at 8:01 p.m., Newton Police responded to a Spring Street apartment for a report of an unresponsive male.

When officers arrived at the scene, they observed a 25 year-old male who was unconscious. The officers soon realized that the male was displaying the signs and symptoms that were consistent with a heroin overdose.

As a result, Ptl Scott Vertetis administered Narcan, which is a drug used to reverse an acute opiod overdose. This subsequently led to the male regaining consciousness.

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He was transported to Newton Medical Center by the Newton First Aid Squad. No further information is known at this point.

This incident is almost exactly one month apart from the heroin overdose that involved a 27 year-old female who was also found in a Spring Street apartment by Newton Police on March 29, 2015.

Responding officers were Ptl. Scot Vertetis and S/O Don Donofrio.

 
 
 

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