Narcan saves another heroin overdose victim

Two weeks after saving the life of a Shelton Road man, Trumbull Police and EMS administered Narcan to revive a 24-year-old man who was suffering from a heroin overdose on Pemberton Drive around 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1.

Police said that they found the victim slumped in a chair unresponsive and not breathing.

The opiate-antagonist was administered and within seconds the victim took a deep breath and began breathing, according to a press release.

Trumbull EMS took care of the victim who was transported to St. Vincent's Hospital.

Sunday's incident marked the fourth time Trumbull first responders used Narcan to revive someone who had overdosed on heroin since July 14.

On July 14, a 24-year-old Pound Ridge man was revived by Trumbull police and EMS after suffering an apparent heroin overdose in the parking lot of the Westfield Trumbull Mall.

On Sept. 3, a 21-year-old Trumbull was revived by Narcan after being found unconscious from a suspected heroin overdose in a bathroom near the food court of the Westfield Trumbull Mall.

On Oct. 18, a 24-year-old male who was found unconscious and not breathing at his home on Shelton Road around 1:30 a.m.

Narcan will temporarily reverse the depression of the respiratory system and allow the person to breathe more effectively.

Officers in Trumbull completed their training in May, and the kits containing Narcan are now on the road with the patrol officers.