Some N.J. police to get drug to combat heroin ODs

April 3, 2014 1:00 PM

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Some N.J. police to get drug to combat heroin ODs

Police throughout Ocean and Monmouth Counties soon will be armed with a drug that can save heroin users from fatal overdose, launching a program officials hope will be adopted statewide in New Jersey.

All 32 Ocean County police departments are participating in a pilot program backed by Gov. Christie, who said Wednesday that equipping police with the drug, Narcan, would help save lives.

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