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Police Save New Milford Man From Heroin Overdose

The 26-year-old New Milford victim was face-down in the back of the jitney bus, police said.
The 26-year-old New Milford victim was face-down in the back of the jitney bus, police said. Photo Credit: Michael W. Dailey, MD

NEW MILFORD, N.J. — Paramus police used Narcan to revive an overdosing heroin victim from New Milford in the back of a jitney bus stopped on Route 4.

Officers Dan DeRienzo, David Betancourt and Gregg Hooper found five empty heroin packets beneath the 26-year-old victim, who was face-down on the floor of the bus near IKEA Drive on Tuesday, Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said.

A single does of Narcan helped revive him, the chief said.

The officers also did rescue breathing until paramedics and Paramus EMS arrived, he said.

The victim was in stable condition when he was taken to Hackensack Medical Center, Ehrenberg said.

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