PALERMO, Calif. - A Butte County deputy saved an opioid user on Thursday after administering NARCAN.
At around 3:11 a.m. on Thursday, the sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a possible overdose at a home on the 2400 block of Bohemia Avenue in Palermo.
When they arrived on the scene, they found a 47-year-old woman unresponsive. The witness at the scene said she took an unknown amount of heroin.
The deputy on scene used his county-issued NARCAN, a drug used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
After administering one dose, the woman's health began to improve in seconds. She was then transported to a local hospital where she was treated and released.
All Butte County Sheriff's Office deputies have been trained and certified to carry and administer NARCAN in overdose situations. The NARCAN was provided to the sheriff's office through a collaboration with Butte County Public Health.