TOTOWA, NJ - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Totowa Police Chief Robert W. Coyle announce that law enforcement officers administered Naloxone to a 33-year-old Totowa man on Aug. 28. 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 7:30 p.m. to the man. Officers adminstered one dose of the medication and the subject became responsive. The man's care was transferred to local emergency medical services.
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 102nd Naloxone deployment in Passaic County in 2017.