The Marianna Police Department reports that a man found slumped over his steering wheel last Thursday was revived using Narcan, and was ultimately arrested on drug charges.
According to a press release from MPD, officers from that agency found Bret Crumpler, 20, when responding to a disturbance call on Borden Street.
Unable to waken him by traditional means, and fearing that he could be suffering an opioid overdose, officers administered Narcan and Crumpler revived.
Officials say this is the third time that trained MPD officers have administered the drug to revive individuals over the past several months.
After receiving further medical treatment at an area hospital, Crumpler was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of narcotics, possession of Xanax without prescription, possession of Adderall without prescription, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officials say a search of the vehicle revealed several Xanax and Adderall pills. Crumpler did not possess a prescription for either one, authorities say. A small amount of methamphetamine was also found, along with a methamphetamine smoking pipe, according to officials.
“Due to the nationwide influx of opioid related deaths, all officers with the Marianna Police Department have received training in administering Narcan in an effort to save lives,” the press release stated. “This is the 3rd time in recent months that Narcan has successfully been used by the Marianna Police Department to resuscitate a person suffering from an opioid overdose.”