Jackson police officers register Narcan save


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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.

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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.

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