Southern Okla. police study opioid overdose prevention

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ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) -- Law enforcement in southern Oklahoma were taught Monday how to administer a drug that could stop an opioid overdose.

Law enforcement in southern Oklahoma were taught Monday how to administer a drug that could stop an opioid overdose.

Carter County Sheriffs, Dickson and Lone Grove police officer were there for the class at the Southern Oklahoma Technology Center.

Naloxone is the opioid overdose reversal nasal spray officers learned how to use.

Tulsa Police Officer Tony First taught the class.

"Carter County is actually in the top 10 counties of overdoses in the State of Oklahoma, and Oklahoma is in the top 10 for overdoses in the nation, so Carter County is a very important place for Naloxone to be in," Prevention Field Representative Jessica Rose Johnson said.

The drug kits were given to each of the law enforcement departments that came to the class.



 
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