Police officer uses Narcan hours after issued

Posted at 5:26 PM, Nov 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-19 17:26:24-05

MOUNT HEALTHY, Ohio – A police officer administered a dose of Narcan to man who overdosed just hours after receiving the medicine.

Police Officer Timothy Baird responded to help a driver who overdosed and was on the side of the Ronald Reagan Highway. He found Jason Harrison there, blue in the face, police said.

Even though it was his first time administering Narcan outside of training, Baird quickly got it ready and sprayed it in the man’s nose, likely saving his life.

“It was kind of weird that three hours after I got it, I was administering it to somebody,” Baird said.

Mount Healthy Police Chief Vince Demasi said that they were able to obtain the Narcan with a grant through Hamilton County. Each dose cost $70.

Harrison was charged with having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, possession of drug abuse instruments and failure to control.

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