Sheriff won’t let deputies lift Narcan, citing safety


HAMILTON, Ohio — A policeman in an Ohio county with record numbers of overdose deaths in new years is adhering to his long-standing refusal to concede deputies to lift an overdose-reversal drug.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says he stays against for reserve reasons since people can turn antagonistic and aroused after being regenerated with Narcan. Deputies in adjacent counties in southwest Ohio do lift it.

“I don’t do Narcan,” Jones told The Cincinnati Enquirer. “They never carried it. Nor will they. That’s my stance.”

County emergency crews discharge Narcan, and the Butler County Health Department has been charity free naloxone kits to kin and friends of addicts.

In further to reviving drug users who overdose, Narcan has also been used to save the lives of law coercion officers and even police dogs who were incidentally unprotected to dangerous levels of opioids on the job. 

Jones’ latest comments came after a city assemblyman in Butler County’s Middletown drew inhabitant courtesy with his idea that emergency crews should stop responding to people who regularly overdose. Councilman Dan Picard also suggested that people who overdose should be forced to perform village service to make up for the cost of an emergency run.

Middletown’s city manager responded with a matter that the city continues to respond to every call.

Ohio is among the states hit hardest by the opioid crisis. Butler County, nearby Cincinnati, had a record 192 drug overdose deaths last year. The county coroner has pronounced it is on gait for other record year in 2017.

Jones, an early believer of Donald Trump’s Republican presidential campaign, has gotten inhabitant courtesy before on his tough speak on illegal immigration. He has created to the Mexican supervision job for payment for housing in the county jails immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

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