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Pee Dee deputies are now equipped to fight heroin overdose

(Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Deputies in the Pee Dee are now battling heroin overdose with a life-saving drug.

Fifty deputies with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office received training on how to use Narcan, a drug that can be given to someone who has overdosed on opioids or heroin.

Authorities said it is very effective in saving lives during those crucial life or death moments.

Earlier this week, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control took deputies through a two-hour training. The goal is to get every single one equipped with the nasal spray version of Narcan.

Staff said deputies who are most likely to encounter an overdose situation got training first.

“We would like all of our deputies to be trained to administer Narcan, in the event they encounter someone having a heroin or opioid overdose,” said FCSO Maj. Michael Nunn.

Deputies were also able to shed light on where the most heroin incidents are reported.

“The lower part of the county in Johnsonville and the Lake City area, there may be various reasons for that, but that’s where we tend to find most of the incidents of heroin overdose. But none of the county is immune,” Nunn said.

A federal grant is taking care of all costs associated with providing deputes with Narcan.

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