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State Police successfully administer Narcan for the first time

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The Rhode Island State Police announced today that they have successfully administered Narcan for the first time since they began carrying it last month.

State Police say Trooper James D’Angelo was assisting a Hopkinton Police Officer on a traffic stop on Main Road in Hopkinton.

The passenger of the stopped vehicle was unconscious and unresponsive.

The operator of the vehicle told police the 27-year-old male passenger ingested a large amount of Oxycodone pills.

The trooper then administered Narcan through a nasal mist. This stabilized the man’s breathing and most likely kept him from going into full respiratory failure until rescue crews arrived. Crews then were able to administer it intravenously.

The man was taken to Westerly Hospital where he was stabilized and is expected to recover.

State Police were trained and issued Narcan last month to help prevent overdoses.

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