Mercer County reports first Narcan save

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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.” provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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