DPS to distribute NARCAN kits to all Texas State Troopers

AUSTIN, TX (KLTV) – The Texas Department of Public Safety is in the process of delivering NARCAN kits and special training to all State Troopers.

According to DPS, a small percentage of Troopers received NARCAN kits and training starting Tuesday.

NARCAN is a medication which can help reverse a suspected opioid overdose. It is being used across the nation amid a growing opioid epidemic.

According to DPS, “in 2018, Troopers seized 94.5 pounds of fentanyl — which constitutes more than 23 million lethal doses.”