Madison woman receives two doses of Narcan while being booked into jail

Published: Nov. 15, 2019 at 8:46 AM CST
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A 32-year-old Madison woman had a drug overdose Thursday afternoon while being booked into the Dane County Jail.

According to Dane County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Elise Schaffer, the woman was brought to the jail by Capitol police and placed in a cell for medical observation. A short time later, she was found slumped over and unresponsive.

Schaffer said two doses of Narcan were used and she immediately responded. The woman was taken to a hospital and after she was medically cleared, she was returned to the jail.

"We have it in the patrol cars, we have it in the jail, we have it in the courthouse, we pretty much have it anywhere that our deputies are on duty, and I know that other police agencies along with Madison Fire paramedics are probably using it more than anyone," she said.

Schaffer said this year, the estimated cost for the dept. to have Narcan is about $3,600.

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