Narcan used for first time in Crawford County

A medical substance recently administered in Crawford County for the first time to combat a drug overdose is important in this region, one official says.

Crawford County sheriff’s deputies administered Narcan to successfully revive a man who had injected a substance and had passed out in his vehicle, according to a news release from the 12th and 21st District Drug Task Force. Task Force Director Paul Smith said this substance is important for use in Sebastian and Crawford counties given the prevalence opioids in the counties.