Holbrook, NY (SmithtownRadio.com) – For the second time in a week, Suffolk police officers have saved an heroin overdose victim.
On Friday, Sixth Precinct police officers responded to the parking lot of a Mobile Gas Station, located at 5991 Express Drive North in Holbrook, at 10:23 a.m. after a 911 caller reported a man was possibly overdosing, police say. When officers arrived, they found a 26-year-old unconscious in a vehicle.
Sixth Precinct Officers Keith Liere and Jennifer Wendell along with Ronkonkoma Fire Department First Responder Gary Stadler responded and administered Narcan into the nose of the victim. The victim became conscious and alert.
The victim, whose name was not released, was transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center for treatment and was subsequently charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument.
The Suffolk County Police Department recently began participating in a New York State Department of Health pilot program involving the deployment of intranasal Narcan. Currently, the Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Precincts and Marine Bureau are participating in this program.
On Sunday, officers saved an overdose victim in Lake Ronkonkoma.