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Deputies use anti-overdose drug to revive 22-year-old man in Sheridan

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SHERIDAN, OR (KPTV) -

Yamhill County deputies used an anti-overdose drug to revive an unconscious man in a garage in Sheridan.

Emergency crews responded to a home on the 400 block of Southwest Mill Street at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Deputies said a 22-year-old man was unresponsive and they suspected he had been using heroin.

Deputy Jacob Herr administered Naloxone, also known as Narcan, which is designed to eliminate the effects of opiates such as heroin.

In this case, the man immediately responded to the Naloxone and became alert and responsive, according to the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office.

A short time later, medical personnel arrived and took the man to the hospital for further treatment.

"With this one dose of Naloxone this program has become a success" said Sheriff Tim Svenson. "This man has another chance at life which he may not have been afforded. We thank those who partnered with us in making this lifesaving drug available."

Many local law enforcement agencies and fire departments now carry Naloxone. Yamhill County deputies began carrying it in November.

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