SPPD Officer Administers Narcan to Save Overdoes Victim

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Media Release

South Pasadena (Calif.) – On February 7, 2024, at 3:44 a.m., officers were
dispatched to the 1700 block of Huntington Drive for a report of a subject who had
overdosed on narcotics.

Upon arrival, officers discovered the individual unresponsive. Officers immediately administered two doses of Naloxone, commonly referred to as Narcan, into the subject’s nostrils to counteract the opioid overdose. South Pasadena Fire Department Paramedics subsequently responded and transported the subject to a local hospital for medical care.

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The officer’s quick thinking and immediate action aided in the subject’s recovery
from the narcotic overdose.

The South Pasadena Police Department urges anyone who needs confidential
free help, or to find substance use treatment and information, to call the Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 or
text 988.