Shelton, WA — On Monday, March 20, 2017 at around 5:40 PM, Shelton Police responded to an apparent heroin overdose at the 1500 block of Olympic Highway South. Upon arrival, officers located the victim who was unconscious and struggling to breath. Officer Justine Fry administered the opiate reversing nasal medication called NARCAN. Within five minutes the victim regained consciousness and was able to speak with medical personnel.
This is the fourth person saved from a heroin overdose by Shelton Police since the Department began equipping their patrol officers with NARCAN in 2016.
Our small city is not immune to the national opiate epidemic, and Shelton Police warn drug users that there has been an increase in deaths related to heroin abuse this year. We urge anyone looking for help with addiction to speak with their local doctor, or contact agencies such as Northwest Resources at 360-426-0890.
For additional information please contact Lieutenant Mike Fiola at 360-432-5143.