York County sergeant saves man from drug overdose

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YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — The use of Narcan, the first and only FDA-approved nasal form of a narcotic blocker used to treat overdoses, has saved at least 11 Hampton Roads residents lives in the past six months. 

The most recent incident comes from a call that came in late-June regarding a possible opioid overdose, according to the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Chris Geary responded to a call about a man being found unresponsive in a convenience store men’s room located off George Washington Memorial Highway.

Upon arriving, Geary administrated a dose of Narcan. The man responded to the drug, but his shallow breathing remained — prompting Geary to administer another dose of Narcan.

The sheriff’s office says this improved the mans condition further. He was then transported by medics to Riverside Regional Medical Center.

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