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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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  • CSI Local Author Visits The Cabin Thursday +

    On Thursday, February 22nd, the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange hosted local author Jodi Barth for a Lunch n’ Learn Lecture. Read More
  • Arts Council Music Series Continues With Award-Winning Artists! +

    Did you miss the first two concerts of the Arts Council of Moore County’s Classical Concert Series? If so, then Read More
  • Eat A Sub In March & Help Two Area Charities +

    Jersey Mike’s Kicks off 8th Annual “Month of Giving” in March Read More
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Crime Reports

  • Sanford Man Wanted Following Undercover Drug Investigation “Operation Leader” +

    A Sanford man is wanted following the conclusion of the yearlong undercover drug investigation led by the Southern Pines Police Department Read More
  • Southern Pines Police Department Announces the Conclusion of “Operation Leader” with Multiple Arrests +

    Southern Pines, NC – On February 20, 2018, Lee Marvin Harris Junior, age 32, of Aberdeen and Charlotte, North Carolina Read More
  • $5,000,000 Bond For Aberdeen Man Tuesday On Drug Charges +

    Tuesday the Southern Pines Police Department arrested two men from Aberdeen, two men from Southern Pines and a Charlotte woman Read More
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Obituaries

  • John Valley Winchester of Pinehurst Obituary +

    John Valley Winchester, age 93, of Pinehurst, North Carolina formerly of Pickens, South Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, Read More
  • Larry Lankford of Whispering Pines Obituary +

    Larry Lankford, 84, of Whispering Pines, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Hospice House in Pinehurst, NC. Read More
  • Gladys “Gin” Hussey Hearn of Seven Lakes Obituary +

    Gladys “Gin” Hussey Hearn, 91 of Seven Lakes, NC died on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Quail Haven Nursing Facility Read More
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Accident & Fire

  • 3 Transported After Vehicle Overturns In Pinehurst Accident Monday +

    Two adults and a five year old child were transported to the hospital after their SUV overturned in a two-vehicle Read More
  • Woman Trapped After Vehicle Overturns In Southern Pines Wreck Sunday +

    A 37 year old woman was temporarily entrapped in her vehicle after it overturned in Southern Pines Sunday afternoon. Read More
  • One Dies In Three Vehicle Pinehurst Wreck Saturday +

    A man reported to be in his nineties died in a three vehicle accident in Pinehurst Saturday afternoon only blocks from Read More
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