Suffolk County police Friday revived a man who had overdosed on heroin in the parking lot of Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, police said.
Officers were called to the scene after they received a report of an unconscious 23-year-old man who was turning purple inside a car in the mall’s parking lot, police said. A friend of the victim told police that his friend had a history of using heroin, police said.
The man regained consciousness after an officer administered Narcan, a prescription drug that is used to reverse opiate overdoses, police said.
The unidentified man was then transported by ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital, police said.
The Suffolk County Police Department has been using Narcan as part of a New York State Department of Health pilot program. The program is being used in all Suffolk police precincts.