NARCAN Drug Saves Two from Overdose Death in Murfreesboro

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Heroin and Meth overdoses on the Murfreesboro streets continue.

One of the more recent calls for help came from the address of America's Best Value Inn on South Church Street.

When paramedics and authorities arrived they found a 37 year old man who was believed to have overdosed on Methamphetamine. The man was found inside his pickup truck which contained a small baggie of meth.

Police say when they arrived the subject was unresponsive. EMS administered 2 mg of NARCAN on the man and he eventually came to.

Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen explains why NARCAN is important for police and paramedics to carry with them...



In an unrelated case, law enforcement responded to an overdose call on January 26, 2019 at the Walter Hill Park on Lebanon Pike. A Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy who was first on the scene administered NARCAN to the man who came to after receiving the life saving drug. The 22 year old man was transported to the hospital by paramedics.

NARCAN blocks the effects of the opioids almost instantly allowing the person who overdosed a chance to live.

Evidently, a friend had picked up the 22 year old in an effort to transport him home. While on the drive the friend noticed the 22 year old had started to drool and then became unresponsive. It was at that point he pulled over and called 9-1-1.

The friend of the man told authorities that the subject was a known heroin user. But, thanks to the fast work of the Sheriff's Deputy, the man now has another chance to get clean.


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