By: Don Shaw email: (570) 543-2961

Lancaster County’s Pequea Township Police administer Naloxone

Lancaster County’s Pequea Township Police administer Naloxone

Willow StreetPA

Just before noon on March 19, 2019, Pequea Township Police Chief Michener and Sergeant Burger responded to an address on West Boehms Rd. in Pequea Township for a reported overdose according to police.

Officers say they arrived within 3 minutes of dispatch and found CPR being preformed on a 22-year-old male who was unresponsive. Officers found the subject to have a pulse, but had very sporadic and inefficient breathing.  An opioid overdose was suspected and Naloxone administered by Police as they preformed rescue breathing on the male.  

Police say EMS arrived at scene moments later and took over patient care.  After approximately  5 minutes the man regained consciousness and ultimately walked to the ambulance and was transported to the hospital for observation. 

No charges can be filed as the event falls under the Drug Overdose Response Immunity act of title 35.


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Don Shaw

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