No charges expected after officers revive woman

No charges expected after officers revive woman


GLUCKSTADT — No charges are expected in an incident where two police officers revied a young woman who overdosed.

The officers administered NARCAN and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the Friday night incident.

Gluckstadt Police Chief Barry Hale said his office has no further updates on the matter.

Gluckstadt Police received a call at about 9 p.m. on Jan. 26, about a drug overdose inside a vehicle on Catlett Road just north of the First Colony subdivision. 

Sgt. Kyrie Lucas and Officer Duane Montgomery were dispatched and found a young female lying on the ground unresponsive with no pulse. 

A passenger told officers she had taken some type of narcotic. 

Montgomery immediately started CPR while Lucas administered multiple doses of NARCAN (Naloxone), a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose.

Montgomery continued with CPR until the Gluckstadt Fire Department arrived. After multiple doses of NARCAN along with CPR, the woman was revived and was transported to St. Dominic.

“If it weren't for the quick actions of Sergeant Kyrie Lucas and Officer Duane Montgomery with assistance from the Gluckstadt Fire Department, this young female would possibly not be alive today,” GPD said in a Facebook post.

Officials said the patient has since been released from the hospital and is doing fine.

The Gluckstadt Police Department had just been recertified on CPR this past week during in-service training. Officers had also recently received training on administering NARCAN and received several free doses of NARCAN for immediate use in the field.

“We are blessed with the best,” a statement on social media said. “We are grateful that the young lady is ok, thanks to the quick reaction & training of our officers! Great job.”

If you or someone you know is suffering from drug addiction, please reach out to a loved one, a friend, or even someone in the medical field for help, officials urged.

There are also local and national hotlines available to listen and help with whatever addiction it is you may be dealing with, they said.

Listed below are a few options for help:

• Mississippi Addiction Hotline 24/7 call 866-210-1303

• Mississippi Department of Mental Health 24/7 call 877-210-8513

• Substance Abuse Hotline Mississippi call 866-531-7211

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