A dramatic uptick in heroin overdoses, as reported by Trumbull police last week, may have come as to a shock to some in town. For others, they say it highlighted a growing problem that has, up until recently, been underreported and ignored by many.
Trumbull police said last week that officers have responded to three near fatal heroin overdoses in a two-week period. Those near-fatal calls came soon after police finished training with naloxone, or Narcan. Officer Tim Fedor, who is also an emergency medical instructor, taught the officers how to recognize the signs and symptoms and administer the intranasal Narcan.