Ohio police now stocked with new drug, used it to save woman from heroin overdose

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LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio (WKYC) -- A new Lorain police officer was the first in Ohio to use the Narcan nasal spray to save a woman's life after an apparent drug overdose Tuesday.

Lorain County is part of a pilot program to put the opiate antidote in the hands of police officers -- who are often on the scene before ambulances.

This incident happened in the 2300 block of East 29th Street Tuesday.

Bryant Halsey has been a police officer since 2007 but just joined the Lorain Police Department in July.

"She was unresponsive, per department policy, we issued the Narcan," he said.

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