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Deputy revives woman suffering from heroin overdose in Town of Collins

A life-saving antidote administered by an Erie County sheriff’s deputy revived a woman who overdosed on heroin early Tuesday in the Town of Collins.

Deputy Matthew Krypel was dispatched to a residence at about 3 a.m. on a report of an unconscious person on the floor, according to a sheriff’s spokesman. The victim’s lips were blue and she had drug paraphernalia on her.

A roommate reported that the woman had recently used heroin, the spokesman said.

Krypel administered a dose of Narcan in each nostril of the victim, who regained consciousness moments later, the spokesman said. Emergency medical personnel who also responded to the scene took her to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.

Custody of the woman’s 2-year-old child was given temporarily to a family friend; the county’s Child Protective Services Division was notified.