Officer’s administration of Narcan saves another life

Bartholomew County Sheriff deputies sent to a reported overdose at 13500 N. U.S. 31 said Narcan helped save the life of a woman.

Deputies were sent to the residence at 11:23 p.m. Sunday where the victim was located with another female who was found holding a syringe.

A third female had dropped the syringe and ran out of the residence, deputies said.

Deputy Matt Bush administered one dose of Narcan to the unresponsive victim, whose breathing was shallow, deputies said.

Bush then administered a second dose, and the victim began to respond and was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital.

Deputies then arrested another person at the residence, Mark Anderson, 44, 717 N. Cherry St., for a warrant out of Jackson County.

Anderson also was arrested on a charge of possession of paraphernalia, deputies said.

He is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail without bond, jail officials said.

Sunday’s incident is the second within a week in which Narcan was used to help save a life, deputies said.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.