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2013-02-06 / Front Page

Police save woman from drug overdose

Two Suffolk County Police officers revived a woman who was overdosing on heroin in her car in a parking lot in North Amityville Sun., Feb. 17. Police gave this account:

 At approximately 2:12 p.m., First Precinct Police Officers Robert DeSanto and Anthony Cerasuolo responded to the parking lot of Sal’s Fruit Tree, at 1200 Sunrise Highway, after a 911 caller reported a woman passed out in a vehicle. When officers arrived, the woman had a pulse but was not breathing. Officer DeSanto began rescue breathing while Officer Cerasuolo administered a dose of intranasal Narcan and the woman regained consciousness.

 The woman, 25, was transported via North Amityville Fire Company ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage. Police did not identify the victim.

 The Suffolk County Police Department is participating in the New York State Department of Health pilot program involving the deployment of intranasal Narcan, a prescription drug used to reverse opiate overdoses.  Currently, the program is being used by officers in all Suffolk County Police precincts, Marine Bureau and the Emergency Service Section.

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