MERCER COUNTY, Ohio (WANE)- Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported that his office had its first save on Friday with Narcan, a drug that can reverse the effects of an overdose.
Grey said a citizen stopped a deputy at 4:23 p.m. on Friday and reported a man was slumped over the wheel in a car at the Mercer County Fair.
Deputies found the car and inside found a man who was not breathing and had a syringe on his lap.
Deputies got the man out of the car. After a quick examination, they administered one dose of Narcan to the man, who was responsive within about 10 seconds.
Medics transported the man to Mercer Health.
“This is why it is important that we have this tool,” said Sheriff Grey. “Once the individual is released from medical treatment, he will be transported to jail and charged with drug possession.”