Alameda County sheriff's officials are crediting their expanding Narcan program with saving a woman's death amid an apparent overdose at Santa Rita Jail over the weekend.
The woman was being booked into the Dublin jail on suspicion of outstanding warrants out of Livermore around 2 a.m. Saturday when she began to exhibit symptoms consistent with an opioid overdose, according to Sgt. Ray Kelly.
Deputies and jail medical staff quickly administered Narcan (Naloxone) to the woman, which soon started to reverse the affects of the overdose, Kelly said. The patient was taken to a local hospital and is expected to recover.
"This is the 11th life that has been saved by Narcan at our jail," Kelly said. "We continue to see an alarming rate of opioid overdoses in our communities. Deputies trained in overdose recognition and Narcan administration have become a critical component in saving lives."