Grand Traverse County deputy saves woman from suspected overdose


    The Naloxone used by the deputy was provided to the sheriff's office through a grand from the Up North Prevention Naloxone Project, a Catholic Human Service Initiative. (upnorthlive.com photo)

    GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mi (WPBN/WGTU)-- A deputy saved a woman's life from a suspected opiate overdose.

    The incident happened Thursday around 4 a.m. at a house in Garfield Township.

    According to the Grand Traverse Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the house for the report of a possible domestic assault.

    When deputies got to the scene, it was determined the disturbance was actually a 25-year-old Traverse City man attempting CPR on a 27-year-old Traverse City woman.

    Deputies were able to determine the woman was possibly overdosing from an opiate and injected a dose of Naloxone.

    This is the sheriff's office fourth save with this life-saving device during a drug overdose. The incident remains under investigation.

    The Naloxone used by the deputy was provided to the sheriff's office through a grand from the Up North Prevention Naloxone Project, a Catholic Human Service Initiative.

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