Heroin overdose in Murfreesboro on Brinkley Avenue

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Another heroin overdose was reported this past weekend in Murfreesboro. The report came in from Brinkley Avenue, a local mobile home park.

When police arrived the fire department was already on the scene administering NARCAN, a prescription drug that blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose. Opioids include heroin and painkillers like morphine.

Officers spoke to the wife of the man who overdosed and learned that both she and her husband have been in recovery from addiction for about a year. She told officers that she told her husband he should not buy any heroin, but the plea failed to work.

The woman said that her husband went outside for a short time, came in and sat down on the bed. He then passed out and she attempted to wake him. The woman then called 9-1-1.

The 31 year old man who overdosed regained consciousness after fire crews treated him with NARCAN. He was then transported to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital for further treatment.

Two young children were in the home when the overdose occurred, therefore the Department of Children Services were notified. Reports indicate that no arrest was made.


MPD Incident 18-1709


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