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San Diego Deputies First in California to Carry Overdose Antidote
NBC 7 San Diego

Come Monday, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will become the first law enforcement agency in California to carry an antidote that could save the lives of drug overdose victims.

According to the department, starting on July 7 deputies from the Santee Sheriff’s Station will carry Naloxone, a generic form of the drug known as Narcan, a nasal spray that can be given to victims of an opiate overdose.

Deputies will carry the overdose antidote whenever they respond to 911 calls.