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St. Charles County police save a life using Narcan for first time

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY (KMOV.com) - St. Charles County Police say for the first time, they were able to save a life with Narcan, an overdose drug.

According to police, they responded to a call for a woman who overdosed on heroin. In two minutes, police were able to get her breathing. 

Since 2013, St. Charles County police say they have been called to more than 265 heroin-related calls. 

"Often times we arrive in need or in crisis," said Val Joyner, Public Affairs Officer.

Authorities say 40 people have died of overdoses last year in St. Charles County.

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