WILD CAT HEROIN ALMOST KILLS 20 YR OLD RARITAN MAN – POLICE SAVE HIS LIFE

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@ approximately 10:38 PM – Police responded to a township residence for a report of a possible heroin overdose. The victim’s roommate called 9-1-1 seeking assistance. P.O. David Carson and P.O. Brian Sutherland responded and located a 20 year-old male who had apparently overdosed on heroin. Sgt. Scott Nelson responded and assisted a short time later. The victim was assessed and was found to be unresponsive, with a slow pulse and shallow breathing. P.O. Sutherland administered Naloxone to the victim, in response to which the victim regained consciousness a short time later. Emergency Medical Technicians from the Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad and Paramedics from Hunterdon Medical Center arrived as the Naloxone was administered and continued patient care afterward. The victim was ultimately transported to Hunterdon Medical Center by the squad for follow up medical care. Used hypodermic syringes and consumed wax folds of heroin were found in the residence. The wax folds had an imprint with the word “wildcat” with a pair of eyes on it. New Jersey laws prohibit police charging the victim or anyone rendering aid to the victim with drug offenses.