Apr 13, 2016 3:36 PM

Narcan used to save 2 people's lives after overdoses in 1-week period in Belmont

BELMONT — Police got reports of a drug overdose where narcan was used to save a man's life - the second time the drug had to be used during a one-week period.

Last week, police and medical personnel responded to a report of an 18-year-old girl who had been found unresponsive by friends. The teen's friends told police that they suspected it was a drug overdose, and members of the Belmont Fire Department administered multiple doses of narcan which saved her life.

Tuesday, police and medical responders once again set off to assist a 28-year-old man who was found by his girlfriend and appeared to be suffering from a drug overdose. Again, narcan was administered which also saved the man's life.

Both events were unrelated, and police say presence of unknown chemicals or cutting agents in illegal drugs poses a problem to the user and often times lead to an overdose.

As police continue to tackle the drug crisis, both of these incidents remain under investigation.

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