NEWBERRY TOWNSHIP — The Miami County Sheriff’s Office responded on a possible opiate overdose at an address on North Rangeline Road at 10:54 p.m. Sunday, July 17, in Newberry Township.
Deputies had previously been trained for the usage and administration of Naloxone, also known as Narcan, which can help reverse overdoses of opioid drugs, according to Chief Deputy Dave Duchak. Naloxone is currently carried by deputies in an effort to save lives as they’re often first on the scene of overdose calls, Duchak said.
The responding deputy, Deputy J. Adams, found an unresponsive 30-year-old male, Brandon Basye, lying on the couch, possibly suffering from a drug overdose. The man was unconscious and had no detectable pulse, and a woman in the home was giving him chest compressions. Narcan was administered, and the male did begin breathing and regained consciousness. The Covington Life Squad arrived on scene and took over treatment of Bayse, transporting him to Upper Valley Medical Center for further treatment. Bayse survived the overdose.
This is the first deployment of Narcan by a Miami County Sheriff’s Office deputy since the drug was put into use by this agency in mid-May of this year, according to Duchak.