Fanwood Police Officer,

Sgt. Marc Gottlick rescues overdose victim with

new Narcan kit.

FANWOOD— Borough police used a newly deployed drug-blocking agent to rescue an unconscious man suffering from a drug overdose, authorities said today.

At 9:12 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to reports of an unresponsive man at a home on Second Street, police Chief Richard Trigo said.

He said Sgt. Marc Gottlick administered Narcan, a opiate-blocking nasal spray, and the 25-year-old man regained consciousness within several minutes.

The man, a borough resident whose name was not released, was taken to Overlook Hospital in Summit, Trigo said.

In June, the Union County Prosecutor's Office distributed kits of Narcan - a nasal spray form of the drug treatment Naloxone - to all 21 municipal police departments in the county.

This was the first time Fanwood police used the spray to rescue an overdose victim, Trigo said.