The Jones County Sheriff's Department saved yet another overdosed victim with a dose of nasal Narcan Saturday afternoon.
"Jones County Sheriff's Department Corporal Jason Mills and Deputy Denny Graham saved the life of a 27-year-old male who had overdosed on Saturday just after 12 p.m.," said the department in a press release.
According to the report, Corporal Jason Mills and Deputy Denny Graham arrived at a residence on Hwy. 590 in southwest Jones County and found family members performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the individual. The overdosed male had a faint pulse and was not breathing on his own.
"Corporal Mills administered two doses of nasal Narcan which quickly took effect," continued the department. "The overdosed male regained vital respiratory and cardiac functions and was transported by EMServ Ambulance Service to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel."
Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin commented on the situation and the two officers diligence.
"Outstanding work by Corporal Jason Mills, assisted by Deputy Denny Graham, in administering nasal Narcan to this overdosed male which saved his life."
Sheriff Berlin concluded in his statement, "JCSD deputies, investigators, narcotics agents and correctional facilities are provided nasal Narcan at no cost to our department by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. We are proud of the work of our personnel in saving lives of those who have overdosed on opioids."