Life-saving antidote helps local police combat opioid epidemic

Houma Today - Lafourche Parish sheriff’s deputies found a man suffering from a heroin overdose in his bathtub on March 19 and used another drug to save his life.

The man was gasping for air with shallow breathing and his lips began to turn purple, authorities said. Deputies quickly used an emergency antidote drug called naloxone to revive him, and he was transported to a local hospital.