Mar 2, 2016 1:13 PM

Atkinson Police Department trained to administer Narcan to battle heroin overdoses

ATKINSON - All officers at the Atkinson Police Department have been trained how to properly administer Narcan, a drug often used to save lives.

Naloxone, commonly referred to as Narcan is a drug used to prevent overdose deaths, and is something that has been in high demand in the midst of the country's heroin epidemic.

Officers are often called to scenes where overdoses have or are taking place.

The drug is being carried in all patrol vehicles while it's common for police to arrive before medical personnel.

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