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.

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