PRINCETON, W.Va. — A Mercer County overdose victim was saved Thursday night after troopers with the West Virginia State Police Princeton detachment administered life-saving medicine to counteract the effects of ingested drugs.
Trooper P.M. Hephner and Senior Trooper B.R. Wood encountered the victim, a 29-year-old Princeton woman, when responding to a domestic call around 9 p.m. in the Lilly Grove area, Sgt. A.P. Christian said.
“They placed her in custody until they could obtain information, which is protocol,” Christian said.
While the woman was in the cruiser, the troopers discovered she had become unresponsive. “While doing a medical check they discovered there was no pulse and she was not breathing,” Christian said.
The troopers had received training on Narcan, a drug which reverses the effects of opioids in the system and sends patients “straight into withdrawal,” Christian said.
Troopers Hephner and Wood administered a dose of Narcan to the woman…