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Cops use lifesaving drug to prevent overdose death
RENSSELAER -- Cops are talking about a lifesaving weapon in the war on heroin.
Friday night, Rensselaer County deputies were called to a report of a heroin overdose. Deputy Zack Sharp arrived at the scene and found a man in severe respiratory distress.
Luckily for the victim, deputies have basic EMS training, and this particular deputy was carrying Naloxone, otherwise known as Narcam. It's a medication administered via nasal spray that can reverse the effects of heroin.
Rensselaer County Sheriff's Deputies have been carrying Narcam on patrol with them since 2012.