Naloxone gets another save in Mundelein

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The latest example of Lake County law-enforcement officials reviving an apparent heroin-overdose victim was reported Monday out of Mundelein, where police say officers administered the opiate-reversal agent naloxone to an unresponsive man over the weekend.

According to Mundelein police, officers responded to a call about an unknown problem around 6:40 p.m Saturday, Feb. 28, on North Emerald Avenue. Upon arrival, the report states, “the officers were directed to the bathroom and observed an unresponsive male lying on the floor.”

“The male displayed symptoms consistent with opiate overdose and officers located evidence of possible drug use in the immediate area,” the report added. “The officers retrieved a naloxone auto-injector kit from their squad car and administered a single dose, which had no immediate effect. The officers then administered a second dose, and the patient began to breathe but remained unconscious. The Mundelein Fire Department arrived at the scene within minutes and transported the patient to Condell Hospital, (where he) was later released.”

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