Men Overdosing on Heroin at I-75 Rest Area Revived with Narcan

Men Overdosing on Heroin at I-75 Rest Area Revived with Narcan

(Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, April 25, 2018)

Springfield Township, MI – INCIDENT:  02:17 hrs 4-24-2018. – Springfield Township – Drug Overdose / NARCAN Administered – #18-75916

SUMMARY:  Deputies and the Springfield Township Fire Department responded to the rest area located on northbound 1-75 for a possible drug overdose.  The 9-1-1 caller advised that he had observed a male subject carry another male into the men’s restroom.  The subject then began administering CPR to the unresponsive subject who appeared to be overdosing.  Upon their arrival, Deputies found that the victim was unresponsive and exhibited shallow breathing.  Deputies administered a dose of Narcan (Naloxone) to the victim.  Springfield Township Fire Department arrived on the scene and administered two additional doses of Narcan to the victim.  The victim regained consciousness.  The subject who was administering CPR then became lethargic and a dose of Narcan was administered to him by the Springfield Township Fire Department.

OUTCOME OF INCIDENT:  A used hypodermic needle was found on the floor near the two victims. The first victim was transported to Genesys Hospital by Paramedics from Star EMS.  The second victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital by Paramedics from Star EMS.  Victims admitted to using heroin. The vehicle they were using being driven by a third party who is a resident of Rose City. It was impounded as he appeared under the influence but  not in need of medical attention. Both subjects are expected to recover.

VICTIM INFORMATION (#1):  27 year old male, resident of Oscoda, MI.

VICTIM INFORMATION (#2):  34 year old male, resident of Tawas City, MI.

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