Cops: Officer Helps Woman Breathe After OD
The following arrest information was supplied by the Hopatcong police department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Hopatcong officers had to help a Sparta woman breathe after she overdosed on heroin, police said.
Tara Fletcher, 25, was brought to the Hopatcong police department "unconscious, blue in the face and barely breathing," at about 2:30 a.m. Monday, Lieutenant Thomas Kmetz said.
So Officer Richard Sadowski administered rescue breathing with a bag valve mask connected to an oxygen bottle, police said. Fletcher regained consciousness when the Hopatcong ambulance squad gave her naloxone moments later, police said.
Fletcher was charged with being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.
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