A 23-year-old Wallington woman suffering from a drug overdose on Wednesday night was rendered responsive following the quick administration of a dose of anti-overdose drug Naloxone by city police officers, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Police officer found the victim overdosed on heroin behind the Family Dollar on Straight and Van Houten streets at around 11:13 p.m. on Dec. 21. When officers arrived at the location, the subject was observed to be breathing slowly and had a fast pulse, authorities said on Tuesday.
Officers quickly administered the victim a spray of Naloxone into her nostrils to counteract the opioid overdose. She became responsive and alert. She is the 91st person to be rescued using Naloxone in Passaic County this year, according to the prosecutor’s office.