Police Make Third Narcan Save In Seaside Heights

Another heroin overdose victim is alive today after a Seaside Heights police officer administered Narcan, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas J. Boyd said today.

It as the third save in less than a month by a Seaside Heights patrol officer.


The most recent save came at approximately 8:30 pm on April 22, when Seaside Heights Patrolman Edward Pasieka responded to a 911 call reference a heroin drug overdose at a Sampson Avenue address in Seaside Heights.

Pasieka found a 22-year-old unresponsive female on the living room floor  with shallow breathing and a weak pulse.  When Pasieka administered the Narcan spray, the victim immediately regained a strong pulse and began to breathe normally.

She was taken to Community Medical Center in Toms River, where she is recovering.


The second save came just before 3 a.m. on April 22, when Seaside Heights Patrolman Erik Hershey responded to the Desert Palm Inn on North Ocean Avenue in Seaside Park.

Hershey administered the Narcan nasal spray and the female victim in her mid-twenties immediately became responsive.  Tri-Boro First Aid Squad transported the victim to Community Medical Center in Toms River. 

The first save came on April 6, when a male overdose victim in his twenties was revived when Seaside Heights Patrolman Daniel Davis, with assistance from Ptl. Lawrence Mayberry, administered the Narcan spray.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office developed the program’s policy and training protocols in early January of this year, and will assist other counties across New Jersey in starting their own Narcan programs.  The first Narcan Kits were distributed throughout the county over the past month.

Not Sure April 23, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Who Cares!!!!!!!
WMS826 April 23, 2014 at 03:34 PM
So can we now stop calling Brick the heroin capital of the world please.
Not So Dumb April 24, 2014 at 10:32 AM
It seems the new policies of administering Narcan is saving lives. I hope these young people can realize that a drug death sentence can be avoided. Once again the police save the day and I hope these young adults can take advantage of the second chance they've been given. And for Not Sure, you should CARE that another senseless death was avoided. Personally I CARE.
read bull April 28, 2014 at 09:51 AM
why bother saving these people when obviously they don't want to save thelselves? a waste of Narcan


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