Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Gets New Naloxone Kits


A local Sheriff’s Office now has a lifesaving antidote. Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver says they have received four Naloxone kits from District Attorney Mike O’Dell. The easy-to-use antidote, is being issued through a collaborative effort between Sheriffs, District Attorneys, and the Alabama Department of Public Health.

The antidote kits cost about $4,000 each and are being provided by a pharmaceutical company in Alabama.The kits are intended to protect first responders who may accidentally come into contact with a dangerous drug substance and could save someone who has overdosed.

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