The life of an inmate at the Adair County Jail was saved due to the quick actions of deputies and medical staff.
Personnel were able to administer Narcan, a drug used to reverse the effects of opiods.
An inmate was booked on Nov. 3 at 9:30 a.m. At around 11 a.m. Chief Deputy Jailer Eric Antle went to deliver food to the inmate and noticed the inmate was not breathing and his lips were purple.
Chief Antle immediately notified the on duty nurse, who administered CPR while Antle called 911. Thanks to recent training, Nurse Rita Bray was able to determine that the inmate had possibly overdosed prior to his arrival and administered Narcan to him. Nurse Bray said that the Narcan worked immediately as she noticed signs of life coming back to the inmate.
The inmate was transported to a local hospital by EMS and Jailer Joey White for observation.
Jailer White advises that he would like to see in the near future an increase of deputies working the floors per shift and all his employees trained to use Narcan due to the increase of drug related incarcerations.
Jailer White advises that this is the second incident Narcan has been used in his jail and is very pleased with the results it has provided.
Jailer White would like to thank Chief Deputy Antle, Nurse Bray and EMS for their quick response and the staff at the Adair County Jail for being observant as well.