Weld County Sheriff’s deputies use nasal spray to save life of patient suffering drug overdose
March 24, 2017
Two Weld County Sheriff deputies saved a person in the throes of a drug overdose early Friday morning north of Greeley.
According to a news release from Cpl. Matt Turner, deputies Jonathan Lange and Jared Patterson arrived not long after 2 a.m. in the 31000 block of Weld County Road 39.5. They found one person trying to perform CPR on another, who was unresponsive. The unresponsive person had a weak pulse but didn't seem to be breathing, the release stated.
Based on the 911 call, the deputies believed the unresponsive person might have been suffering a drug overdose. They used Narcan, a nasal spray that reverses the effects of an overdose, to revive the person. About 60 seconds after they administered the spray, the release stated, the person was alert and breathing. The release added the person was taken to North Colorado Medical Center for more treatment.
The release also states Weld County Sheriff's deputies have recently begun carrying Narcan in preparation for overdose calls. For more information on Narcan, go to https://www.narcan.com.