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Potential live saving drug donated to Mendota Police

Posted by wlpo on July 7, 2016

The Mendota Police Department is better equipped to handle heroin overdoses thanks to a recent donation.

The LaSalle County Medical Reserve Corps donated 14 Naloxone kits to the Mendota Police department on Wednesday. Naloxone is a drug that is used to help counter opioid overdose, and officers throughout the Illinois Valley have been receiving training on how to give the treatment.

This donation is part of a $15,000 award the LaSalle MRC received to help expand the program they are using to train officers. The LaSalle MRC says they’re also planning to do a community assessment to get better data about the issue of opioid overdose in the county.

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