ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WUSA9) -- A police officer in Maryland was forced to use the life-saving drug Narcan on a patient a mere 10 minutes after completing his training.
Annapolis police officer Justin Goods administered the drug to a 24-year-old man displaying symptoms of a heroin overdose on June 16, according to police. The symptoms included being unresponsive, not breathing and turning blue.
Officer Goods administered 2 mgs of Naloxone by way of a nasal injection to the man, police say. Annapolis Fire Department arrived and assumed care of the man, whose condition began improving. The man was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center where he was conscious and alert.
Last week the Annapolis Fire Department began training police officers to carry nasal- administered Naloxone which can reverse an opiate overdose. So far, more than 80 officers have been trained and now carry Naloxone. The remainder of officers should be trained and equipped by the end of this week.