JACKSON – A Marlboro resident’s life was saved when police officers provided a dose of a drug that reverses an opioid overdose.
At 12:36 p.m. Feb. 17, Jackson police officers Joe Candido and Kevin Chesney responded to Brook Plaza, South New Prospect Road, to investigate a report of an unconscious man laying in the parking lot, according to police.
Upon their arrival at the shopping center, Candido and Chesney found an unconscious 30-year-old man and discovered evidence of what appeared to be heroin use, police said.
Police said Narcan was administered to the man, who was identified as a resident of Marlboro. After receiving the Narcan, the man became semi-conscious.
Police said personnel from Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 arrived and assisted at the scene. The man was transported to a hospital for treatment.
Narcan, also known as naloxone, can be administered through a person’s nasal passages in spray form. The drug can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
In other incidents reported by police:
- At 11:53 p.m. Feb. 18, Police Officer Cherrick Daniels conducted a motor vehicle stop with a 2002 Saturn on Botanical Way. While speaking with the 25-year-old male driver, Daniels observed items in the vehicle consistent with suspected narcotics use. Police said a search resulted in the recovery of hypodermic syringes and items consistent with injecting drugs. Police said the driver, Kevin Kaminski of Jackson, was charged with possession of Suboxone without a prescription, possession of hypodermic syringes, possession of drug paraphernalia and various motor vehicle offenses.
- At 10:50 a.m. Feb. 19, a resident of Montana Drive reported that unknown individuals attempted to enter his residence through a basement door. Police said the door sustained minor damage, but entry to the home was not gained.