Sheriff won't let his deputies carry overdose antidote
July 7, 2017
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff in an Ohio county with record numbers of drug deaths in recent years is sticking to his longstanding refusal to allow deputies to carry an overdose antidote.
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones remains opposed for safety reasons because, he asserts, people can become hostile and violent after being revived with naloxone, which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and is often referred to by the brand name Narcan. Deputies in neighboring counties in southwest Ohio do carry it.
"I don't do Narcan," Jones told The Cincinnati Enquirer. "They never carr...