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On Wednesday afternoon Moore County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Skymart fuel station in Cameron reference a “CPR in progress” call, stemming from an overdose.

Detective Sergeants Holder and Guerra, immediately responded and arrived to see bystanders performing CPR on a 31 year old Lee County female. According to the victim’s boyfriend, the female had just “shot up with heroin.”

Defaulting to their training, Detectives Holder and Guerra sprang into action and Detective Guerra immediately administered a Narcan injection. The Narcan instantly reversed the victim’s symptoms granting the female a new lease on life.

Detective Holder    Detective Guerra

Narcan is the brand name of the medical drug Naloxone, which essentially serves as an antidote to an opioid overdose. When someone takes too much of an opioid (Heroin), their breathing slows down and can stop completely. Narcan blocks the effects of opioids and reverses overdose symptoms. It works on overdoses of heroin and prescription painkillers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine.

Recently all Moore County Sheriff’s Deputies and Detention Officers received training on Naloxone, which included: overdose signs, symptoms, the legal aspects of administering the life-saving drug and Narcan’s benefits in combating the opioid epidemic.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half a million people died from drug overdoses between 2000 and 2016.
In 2016, medication and drug overdoses claimed more than 1,200 lives in North Carolina, up from just 300 per year around the turn of the millennium. No other cause of death has skyrocketed as sharply. To put the increase in perspective, there are now more than twice as many annual deaths from drug overdoses than murders in North Carolina.

“I love my job for many reasons and one of those is that each day, I am privileged to work alongside heroes such as Detectives Anthony Guerra and Brock Holder” Sheriff Neil Godfrey said. “We implemented the Narcan program this year for this exact reason; a matter of life and death. Our intent is to reduce the time between the opioid overdose symptoms and effective intervention. We continue to move in a direction ensuring we provide the best possible service to our citizens.”

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Local News

  • Moore County Remembers Slain Deputy 6 Years Later +

    Today, December 8th, 2017 the community remembers Deputy Rick Rhyne who was killed in the line of duty in 2011. Read More
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    Agility Development Group, Inc. and Reality Group, LLC have released their web-based government opportunity procurement service, In-Sight.us (www.In-Sight.us). Read More
  • First Bank Helps Two Families Make Their Dreams Come True +

    Southern Pines, N.C. (Dec. 5, 2017) – After receiving more than 2,500 entries from across North Carolina and South Carolina, Read More
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Crime Reports

  • 23 Year Old Dies After Aberdeen Shooting Sunday +

    A 23 year old man died from gunshot injuries he received at a home in Aberdeen Sunday night. Read More
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    Detectives located approximately 4,032 grams (9 pounds) of marijuana, weapons, scales and packaging material. The estimated street value of the marijuana Read More
  • $2,000,000 Bond For Suspect Who Assaulted Teacher In Hoke County +

    The Hoke County Sheriff Office; Sheriff Hubert A. Peterkin announces on Thursday December 7, 2017 Hoke County Sheriff’s Office located Read More
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Obituaries

  • Sallie Frances (Cummings) Hicks Of Vass Obituary +

    Sallie Frances (Cummings) Hicks, age 90, of Vass, N.C. passed away at FirstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst, N.C. on Friday, December Read More
  • Tracy Edward Ritter Obituary +

    Tracy Edward Ritter, 80,  passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 at his daughter’s home, surrounded by his family.  Read More
  • Sharon Yvonne Baumez Pierpont Obituary +

    Sharon Yvonne Baumez Pierpont, 47 years old, passed away unexpectedly on December 7th, 2017.  Read More
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Accident & Fire

  • Overturned Vehicle Accident Injures One Outside Aberdeen Friday +

    A single vehicle accident outside of Aberdeen Friday morning sent one person to the hospital. Read More
  • One Dies After Car & Commercial Truck Collision In Aberdeen +

    A Jackson Springs man has died after a collision between a Ford Focus passenger car and a Freightliner truck Thursday Read More
  • Vehicle Runs Into Lobelia Pond Overnight +

    A passenger car ran off the road and landed in a small pond overnight in the Lobelia area of Moore Read More
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