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Posted on: June 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Unincorporated Grayslake Man Saved with Naloxone

On June 10, 2016, at approximately 1:17PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 33600 block of North Evergreen Drive, Unincorporated Grayslake, for a 911 call regarding an overdose. Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and found a 22-year-old man, unconscious and barely breathing, in the basement of the above residence. There was drug paraphernalia in the vicinity of the 22-year-old, indicative of opioid use.

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies administered two doses of Naloxone to the 22-year-old. Paramedics arrived on scene and also administered a dose of Naloxone. The man began to breathe normal and became conscious. He was transported to a local hospital, where he’s expected to recover.

Sheriff Mark Curran said, “This is another example of young life almost lost to an opioid overdose, which is becoming all too common. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has saved the lives of more than 15 people overdosing on an opioid, but we need the community’s support to put an end to this continuing pattern.”

Undersheriff Ray Rose added, “The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff’s Gang Task Force are making it a priority to not only seek and arrest heroin dealers, but also provide education to the community. The entire community must be alert to this epidemic, in order to effectively combat the problem.”

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