New Mexico officer administers drug to reverse drug overdose

New Mexico State Police Santa Fe
New Mexico State Police Santa Fe

TAOS COUNTY, N.M. (AP) – The New Mexico State Police for the first time has had one of its officers successfully use a drug to treat a person for an overdose.

According to the police agency, an officer administered the drug to an unresponsive woman at a home in Taos County last week after the officer noticed signs of drug usage.

The agency says the officer was trained in the administration of Narcan under an initiative between state police and the New Mexico Department of Health.

The drug completely or partially reverses an opioid overdose.

The woman administered the drug in the Taos County incident was transported for medical treatment after she regained consciousness. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s