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Sheriff, police to get anti-overdose kits


The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that its deputies and local police will soon receive training and anti-opioid overdose kits to counteract overdoses in the field.

“Not only can we help the victim of an opioid overdose, we can also help another officer or one of our K-9s which becomes exposed to an opioid,” said Sheriff Tom Jones. “We do see many drug crimes involving opioids, and we have responded to several deaths caused by opioid abuse.”

Opioids include heroin, morphine, fentanyl, codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, meperidine, and methadone. All of these drugs are li...

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