Deputies save another life from a suspected overdose

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputies likely saved the life of a local man on Monday morning.

Sheriff’s Department Spokesperson Judy Jackson says that at approximately 6:3p a.m., Deputy Jessica Pendleton responded to the 10000 block of West Hillview Place after receiving word that a possible overdose of a a 49-year-old man had taken place. When the deputy arrived on the scene, she found the man lying on the floor unresponsive. Authorities say that there were two empty prescription medication bottles and pills lying on the floor next to the man.

Jackson says that Deputy Pendleton administered two doses of the drug Narcan to the man, who was then transported to Columbus Regional Hospital. The Sheriff’s Department is thanking the Wayne Township Fire Department and EMS responders for their work in this incident.