State Police: Overdose victim saved by Narcan

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HOPKINGTON, R.I. (WPRI) — While helping a Hopkinton Police officer during a traffic stop, a State Police Trooper successfully administered Narcan for the first time.

Trooper James D’Angelo of the Hope Valley Barracks found the passenger of the vehicle unconscious on Route 3. Upon learning the passenger may have ingested a large quantity of oxycodone pills, the trooper used the nasal mist, allowing the passenger to eventually regain consciousness.

“I commend Trooper D’Angelo for his quick thinking and making a difference in someone’s life”, said Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell. “If the same scenario developed before we trained our members just a month or so ago, the outcome would have been much different.”

Members of the State Police were trained to use Narcan to help counter the growing narcotics epidemic.

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