Troopers use Narcan training to save woman’s life

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) – State Police used their recent training on how to treat a heroin overdose to save the life of a 24-year-old woman.

On Thursday, troopers were called to a home on Robinson Road in the Town of Lockport on reports of a possible overdose. When officers arrived, they found the woman lying on her back with a used syringe next to her arm. She was barely breathing and her lips were turning blue.

Officers administered one nasal dose of Narcan, a drug used to treat opiate overdoses, and say within 10 minutes the woman was alert, breathing freely and answering questions.

She was taken to Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport for further treatment.

State Police, along with other law enforcement agencies in WNY, were trained in May on how to administer Narcan. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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