The Middletown Police Department successfully revived a woman who could have died due to a heroin overdose.

The Middletown Police Department successfully revived a woman who could have died due to a heroin overdose.

The incident occurred Friday, July 31 at approximately 10 p.m. at the 100 block of E. Lockwood St. in Middletown.

According to police, responding officers found a 27-year-old female that was unresponsive and was turning blue. The woman was laying on the living room floor of the residence.

The on-scene investigation indicated that the female was overdosing on heroin. Based on this, one of the officers utilized her department issued Nasal Naloxone (Narcan) kit and administered it to the woman, who soon after regained consciousness and began to breathe regularly.

The woman was turned over to the New Castle County Paramedics. She was then transported to Middletown Emergency by Middletown Volunteer Hose Company ambulance for treatment.

The incident was the police department’s first time at using the naloxone kit. In June, all of the officers were trained and equipped with the medicine which reverses the effects of opioids.