Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Department Receives Boost in Fight Against Opioid Overdose

KALB - Local first responders have new resources to help them fight the opioid epidemic plaguing our State.

At the request of Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Doug Anderson, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's office has granted the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Department 20 vials of naloxone, a prescription medication that counteracts the effects of opioids to restore breathing during an overdose. The life-saving drugs were made available through a $1 million legal settlement between General Landry and Pfizer.