Narcan Saves Lacey Woman From Potentially Fatal Heroin Overdose

Sgt. Paul Sullivan
Sgt. Paul Sullivan

Lacey police used the "Narcan" spray to help save a 30-year-old Forked River woman Wednesday who was overdosing from heroin use, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.

It was fourth time in less than a month - and third time this week - that an Ocean County law enforcement officer saved a heroin overdose victim’s life by administering Narcan, or Naloxone spray. 

The save came at 10:54 a.m. when Lacey Township Police Sgt. Paul Sullivan responded to a medical emergency at a Frog Hollow Road address in Forked River.

Upon his arrival, he found a 30 year old female unresponsive, with shallow breathing and a weak pulse. Sullivan administered the Narcan spray and the victim became responsive and alert within one to three minutes.

Lacey Township First Aid Squad transported the victim to Southern Ocean County Hospital where she is recovering.

The third save came at approximately 8:30 pm on Tuesday, when Seaside Heights Patrolman Edward Pasieka responded to a 911 call reference a heroin drug overdose at a Sampson Avenue address in Seaside Heights. 

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office developed the program’s policy and training protocols in early January of this year, and will assist other counties across New Jersey in starting their own Narcan programs.  The first Narcan Kits were distributed throughout the county over the past month.



grace April 25, 2014 at 08:02 AM
dear * please i hope you arent saying that about @ clementine she really is smart and has had some great posts. i am hoping its about me it fits more. thats what ive been told along with being an interloper that posts way too much.@ col that was a good one sir! hope your house is fine that was some scary fire
Linny April 25, 2014 at 08:15 AM
All I will say is that if these dopers choose to use the needle or pills then I do NOT want to foot the bill for their rehab.. They made the choice fully aware of what would happen and now we have to sacrifice our hard earned money to make them comfortable ?? No I dont think so.. sorry yu folks above but its not happening..
Brandy the Dog April 25, 2014 at 09:00 AM
no tax dollars for parasites!...
Robert Yates April 25, 2014 at 09:12 AM
@Dont care: like I said, I can sympathize with the annoyance you feel because of the particular examples that you cite, but wholesale condemnation does not follow. Is there any particular habit that you have that could be dangerous to others or that is not beneficial to the common good? I am sure there is as we all have them. No one is exempt from human nature. Does that make you trash? I don't think it does. Is the bad habit and its bad effects your responsibility? You bet and each of us must be willing to face the repercussions of our mistakes. But the generalization that all people with flaws are trash is wrong. It is these false generalizations that are largely responsible for egotistical and ideological acts of aggression against whole nations or groups of people. It is a very dangerous game of dominoes. Personal and individual responsibility: yes. Generic and general condemnation: no.
Col Von Vapors April 25, 2014 at 01:10 PM
@Clem and all thanks for the kind words....every case is different in some cases ,tough love (Cruel)is absolutely needed for recovery to occur, in other cases we really need to hold our neighbors hand. as for the cost, the tax payer is already charged with the care of the indigent and truly needy. it may or may not make fiscal sense to try Rehab on the Public dime. in any case we are paying for their health care, food, living quarters(Sec 8) is it not worth the gamble to turn a taker into a giver?


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