CENTER TOWNSHIP | The opioid reversal drug Naloxone has been credited for saving another Porter County life.
At 10:42 p.m. Sunday, Porter County Sheriff’s officers responded to the 2000 block of Chippenauck Court in Center Township for an unconscious 36-year-old woman with a possible overdose.
Officer Nathan Graf arrived and administered a dose of Naloxone and monitored the female’s condition. Shortly after, she regained consciousness.
This marks the third Naloxone save since July 17 and at least 10 since the department began using the drug last year, according to a press release from the Porter County Sheriff's Department.
An amendment to state law in 2014 allowed first responders, such as police officers, to administer the drug, most commonly known as Narcan. The drug reverses the effects of opioid overdoses including heroin and other narcotics.
Since the change in the law, all police departments in Porter County have been equipped with Naloxone kits.