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Dunwoody police save man with overdose drug

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Dunwoody police are crediting the use of the overdose drug for helping to save a man's life. Wednesday, officers responded to a welfare check and found a man unconscious and unresponsive at The Drexel Apartments.

According to a release, Sgt. Robert Parsons administered the department-issued dose of Evzio Naloxone. EMS issued an additional dose once they arrived.

He was transported to a local hospital where he tested positive for opiods.

Dunwoody police wrote in a release, "Due to Sergeant Parsons' quick response and action by administering Evzio Naloxone, the male is expected to make a full recovery. Ironically, Sergeant Parsons initiated the department's effort to secure the devices."

The department recently began carrying the drug after receiving a grant from a pharmaceutical company. All officers in the department were trained on using the drug and were issued doses.

Dunwoody police say this incident is the first time they've used the drug since getting them in October.

More departments across the country have begun using the drug that is administered nasally.