Quick action by a QuickChek manager, Morris Plains Police, and Morris County Assistant Prosecutor Bradford Seabury, saved a 35-year-old woman who was overdosing on heroin in a bathroom of the convenience store on West Hanover Ave.
Morris Plains officers used Narcan, which counters the effects of opioids in overdose cases. This was the first time Chief Assistant Prosecutor Bradford Seabury, the office’s Narcan coordinator, who, along with others, conducts heroin seminars in the community, saw Narcan being used to save a life. Seabury heard the sound of someone falling inside the bathroom while waiting, and after calling to the woman, and announcing they would be coming in, found an unresponsive, blue-faced woman on the floor.
Seabury said the number of Narcan uses is rising- In just 5 months so far this year, police have logged 49 overdose reversals, more than all of 2015.