Woman, possibly pregnant, given NARCAN

Fredonia Police responded to an overdose at a hotel on Bennett Road in Fredonia, where a female was given NARCAN, and some witnesses stated she was pregnant.

“There was a female tenant there that had taken an unknown quantity of an unknown drug — they wouldn’t share with us — and she was treated with NARCAN and transported (to Brooks Memorial Hospital),” Fredonia Village Police Chief Bradley C. Meyers said.

NARCAN is the brand name for Naloxone, a medication used to block the effects of opioids, especially in the event of an overdose.

Meyers stated he could not confirm the pregnancy, however, two individuals with knowledge of the incident, told the OBSERVER the victim was pregnant.

The Good Samaritan Law was in effect for the incident. The law’s objective is to give legal protection for someone in need of assistance. In an overdose, the law allows someone to call the police so that the victim does not die and not be charged after being rescued. If there were drugs at the scene of the incident, then a charge can be placed on the victim.

“We couldn’t find any drugs or paraphernalia in the area anyhow,” Meyers said.

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