One of the newest members of the Jefferson Township Police Christopher Smolt (started 12/2019), and graduate of Jefferson Township High School was able to put his training to the test as he dealt with an unconscious man and possible drug overdose.
On 4/17/2020, in response to an unconscious male victim of a suspected heroin overdose, Officer Christopher Smolt responded and administered Narcan and oxygen.
A team of Milton First Aid Squad members also responded and treated the victim. The victim was then transported to St. Clare’s Denville and is expected to make a full recovery. A hypodermic needle was recovered at the scene.
At the hospital, the victim was supplied with the Morris County resources related to peer recovery specialists. All responders wore the proper personal protective equipment in response to COVID-19 prevention and protection. In these troubled times, if you are having substance abuse or mental health issues you are encouraged to research these links and reach out for the services that are all available to help you.
Jefferson Township Police – Wish to inform you:
It’s still easy to obtain the help you need!
Try one of the ZOOM meetings on the schedule located at the below link.
Morris Area Cares Link: http://morris.caresnj.org/
**As always, their Telephone Peer Recovery Support will be available 24/7 at (973) 625-1143**
Special thanks to Officer Smolt and the Milton First Aid Squad!
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