A Suffolk County police officer is being crediting with saving a woman who overdosed on heroin in Center Moriches on Tuesday.
Suffolk Police said Officer Anthony Sangimino responded to a 911 call at a Bowditch Lane home around 6:10 p.m., where he found a woman unconscious. The officer believed the 23-year-old woman was suffering from a heroin overdose and administrated intranasal Narcan, a prescription drug used to reverse opiate overdoses. The woman soon regained consciousness, police said.
Members of the Center Moriches Fire Department also responded to the scene and transported the woman to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Center in East Patchogue. Police did not identify the woman and her condition was not immediately known.
Suffolk County police officers carry intranasal Narcan as a pilot program with the New York State Department of Health. The program is used by officers in all seven precincts, the Marine Bureau and the Emergency Service Section.