Ask the Edmonds Cop: The reality of heroin in Edmonds

Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley answers your public safety questions. This week: How police are being trained to use Naloxone to counteract the effects of heroin overdoses, which officers see in Edmonds on a regular basis.

  1. I would like to clarify one of the statements I made during this video. At the 2:54 mark, I state that it will counteract the effect of “other drugs”. What I meant was other “opiates”, such as Oxycodone, etc. Not other types of drugs. I apologize if that was confusing.

    My statement about no real negative side effects still holds true. If we were to have someone that overdosed on something other than an opiate, we could still use the Naloxone without harming the person further. This could happen if we did not know what they had overdosed on.

  2. I would like to also ask Sgt. Hawley if any data available supports a rise in home burglary and property theft in Edmonds that can be linked to this unfortunate epidemic.

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