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Douglas County Sheriff's Deputies to carry naloxone

Officials said the drug will come in handy if they need to perform an emergency procedure.

Posted: May 7, 2018 8:08 PM
Updated: May 7, 2018 8:36 PM

ROSEBURG, OR. -- The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is now better equipped to help people who are overdosing on opioids 

Thanks to a partnership with the HIV Alliance and the Douglas County Public Health Network, the sheriff’s office has been given 50 doses of Naloxone, otherwise known as Narcan.

Officials said it will help them intervene if emergency medical services won’t be there in time.

“If we as law enforcement are closer to EMS and we can respond, and then intervene in the meantime until they can get there, it can mean a matter of life and death,” said Sgt. Brad O’Dell with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

O’Dell said they hope to continue with the program as long as possible.

“This is a program that we believe is important, and as long as we’re able to sustain the program, that’s something we’re going to continue to do.”

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