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Narcan used to save Kuna man's life

For the second time in a month, the overdose reversal drug was used by someone with the Ada County Sheriff's Office.
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The Ada County Sheriff's Office hopes they are not seeing signs of a developing trend after having to use an overdose reversal drug twice in less than a month.

The most recent instance happened Sunday morning.

The sheriff's office says they used Narcan to revive a 30-year-old Kuna man who overdosed on heroin and methamphetamine.

And in late November, deputies used Narcan to save a 16-year-old girl who overdosed on heroin.

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Last year, the Ada County sheriff equipped all K-9 deputies with Narcan.

They also placed Narcan at the Kuna and Eagle police substations.

A closer look at the numbers shows that in 2018 Ada County Parademics have administered Narcan more than 70 times on drug-related calls.

In addition, so far this year, 105 people have died from a drug overdose in Ada County. More than half of those deaths were strictly opioid overdoses.