Two die from overdose, Narcan saves person, authorities say

Two die from overdose, Narcan saves person, authorities say

CLEBURNE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - An overdose call at a Cleburne County camping site resulted in two deaths and one rescue.

Two of the people died at a hospital May 26 while a third person survived due to a Cleburne County deputy using Narcan to help the person, according to a report from KARK.

Ron Moore said he sees the impact of overdoses on a daily basis while serving as an Independence County reserve deputy and a nurse.

"A lot of people just -- they seem to be oblivious," Moore told KARK of the recent overdose of three people at Dam Site Park in Cleburne County.

Cleburne County Sheriff Chris Brown told KARK that fentanyl appears to be the drug of choice in the county, with deputies carrying one dose of the drug. Brown said he would like deputies to carry two doses of the drug, with deputies starting to carry the one dose earlier this year.

The drug is expensive but Brown said he is working to get the cost of carrying the drug into the sheriff's department budget.

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