MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Four people in 10 days have been saved by deputies administering NARCAN in Sherburne County, according to the county’s sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office made the announcement Wednesday, saying that number is nearly the same as NARCAN saves the department had for the entire year before.READ MORE: St. Paul School Board Votes To Close 6 Schools Amid Declining Enrollment, Sustainability Concerns
“We’re seeing these overdoes too frequently in our communities, and the root of the problem starts with access to prescription painkillers,” Big Lake Police Chief Joel Scharf said. “Get rid of what you no longer need before it falls into the wrong hands.”READ MORE: Minneapolis Sees 90th, 91st Homicides Of 2021 After Violent Night
The sheriff’s office says unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off Saturday at the Government Center in Elk River from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Becker and Big Lake police departments will also be open during the same time period.MORE NEWS: Wizards Beat Wolves 115-107; Towns Hurts Himself Dunking