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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Narcan to help curb opioid overdoses

Sheriff’s deputies, police, firefighters soon to be armed with reversal agent to combat the growing epidemic


February 8, 2018

With the opioid crisis reaching epidemic proportions, the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office is working with the drug court officials to raise money to arm all first responders with a drug called 'Narcan', which is designed as a reversal agent for people who have overdosed on the drug.

Escambia County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said he has been working with Judge Brad Bryne and Drug Court Director Denise Carlee to raise about $7,800 to arm deputies, police officers and firefighters with the drug.

Lambert said the $7,800 would allow every deputy and every police officer...

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