Deputy revives man by using Narcan

A 20-year-old was revived by a deputy using Narcan after he was found unconscious in a Greenwood home.

A Johnson County Sheriff’s Office deputy went to a home on Teakwood Lane where a man was lying on the garage floor with shallow breathing, small pupils and his eyes rolling to the back of his head, according to a report from the sheriff’s office.

Needle track marks were on the man’s arms, and the man’s father told the deputy the man had just been released from treatment for a heroin addiction, according to the report.

Since the man was not responding to physical contact, the deputy used Narcan, which is a drug sprayed in the nose and used to counteract a drug overdose, to revive him.

After the man was given the Narcan, he became more aware of his surroundings and was transported to Community Hospital South, according to the report. On his way to the hospital, the man told the deputy that he was thankful for Narcan being used on him, the report said.

Last year, more than 200 law enforcement vehicles were equipped with Narcan. To date, sheriff’s deputies have used the drug successfully more than five times, including an instance earlier this month.