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Palisades Park Police Use Narcan To Save Same User For 3rd Time In 4 Months

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PALISADES PARK, N.J. -- Palisades Park police used Narcan to revive the same heroin overdose victim for the third time in four months, responders said.

The 30-year-old transgender male victim came around and was hospitalized after officers administered the anti-opioid antidote in a Grand Avenue home last Thursday, police said.

Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal has made fighting the opioid epidemic a hallmark of his tenure.

"Last year, Bergen County didn't go a day without a heroin arrest, an overdose or a Narcan save," he said recently. "There's just more work to do."

Officials in the city of Middletown, Ohio earlier this year made national headlines when they tried and failed to enact a "three-strikes-and-you're-out" policy that would have refused overdosing users treatment after two saves.

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