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Officers in Medina County are now being trained to use heroin antidote

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This is a demonstration of how Narcan is administered. This is a demonstration of how Narcan is administered.
MEDINA, OH (WOIO) -

Local law enforcement officials are hosting a special training seminar today.

The training is for an antidote for the dangerous street drug that's becoming all too popular-- heroin.
   
The antidote is called Narcan and it promises to prevent heroin overdoses.

Heroin has become a public health epidemic, and a serious law enforcement issue.

Drug task forces all over the area are working to combat the grip that the drug has on many communities.  

Medina Police will be trained and armed with this life-saving tool to stop an overdose from becoming deadly.

The cities of Elyria and Lorain have also recognized its potential power and are training and supplying their officers with the antidote.  

It comes in a nasal spray and can be administered by officers who arrive first on the scene of the now numerous overdose calls.

19 Action News Reporter Jen Picciano is headed to Medina today to see exactly how it works. 

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