East Windsor officer use Narcan to save life - WFSB 3 Connecticut

East Windsor officer use Narcan to save life

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EAST WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) -

An East Windsor police officer was able to use a dose of Narcan Saturday to help save the life of a man.

Police were called after a man at a farm in town begun to experience issues believed to be related to a heroin overdose.

Farm workers met police at the Dunkin Donuts on South Main Street with the unconscious male.

East Windsor Officer Julia Minihan was one of the first to arrive and found the victim lying in the parking lot. Officer Minihan said the victim was not breathing and she was unable to locate a pulse.

Officer Minihan was able to administer a dose of Narcan, an antidote for overdoses of illegal drugs such as heroin and prescription pain killers. Police said the victim regained consciousness shortly after.

East Windsor police said this marks the second occasion has used Narcan successfully since officers began carrying it in 2014.

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