OREGON CITY, Oregon -- A donated Narcan kit for K-9s came in handy after a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office drug-detection dog ran afoul of some contraband heroin in the jail this week.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 7, K-9 Abbie and handler Deputy Eliseo Ramos were conducting a search for contraband in the E block at Clackamas County Jail. The dog alerted on smuggled heroin on top of a hygiene container under a table.
During the search the container spilled over -- and Abbie was exposed to the heroin.
Abbie began exhibiting signs of drug exposure, including excessive saliva, rapid head shaking and rapid blinking.
Fortunately, K-9 Grimm's handler Deputy McGlothin was able to deliver a special Narcan kit for dogs to the Jail to administer nasally to K-9 Abbie. Narcan contains nalaxone -- a reversal drug for overdoses on opioids such as heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil. Thanks to generous public donations, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K-9 team was recently able to purchase six Narcan kits for the unit's dogs.
The Narcan dosage successfully stabilized Abbie, and she was transported to VCA Animal Hospital for treatment. She was held for observation overnight and released the following morning.
Information provided by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office