VSP assists Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office with overdose rescue

Published 7:27 pm Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Two Virginia State Police (VSP) special agents responded to assist the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office with an unresponsive female at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a release from VSP Public Relations Director Corinne N. Geller.

“A sheriff’s office investigator had stopped out with a vehicle parked on the side of Hill Cross Road and discovered the vehicle’s driver unresponsive,” Geller said. “The state police special agents happened to be in the area and immediately responded to the scene upon hearing the call for assistance come across the sheriff’s office radio. After assessing the situation, the special agents were able to revive the adult female by administering NARCAN.”

Geller noted that the Dillwyn resident was then transported by ambulance to Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville for further medical attention.

The state police agents are assigned to the Tri-County Drug and Gang Task Force, which includes the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office, Geller cited in the release.

In conclusion, she stated that as of July 1, all VSP troopers and special agents were trained and equipped with NARCAN dispensers.