On May 17, 2018 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Deputy Shawn Carter stopped a vehicle for a minor traffic violation near SE East Devils Lake Rd and SE Oar Street in Lincoln City. During the traffic stop Deputy Carter recognized the rear passenger in the vehicle was exhibiting signs of a drug overdose.
While in the presence of deputies, the male passenger age 33 from Newport went unconscious. Deputy Zachary Akin recognized signs and symptoms of a narcotic overdose and administered Narcan to the male via a nasal spray.
The male became coherent and was transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital where he was further treated for the overdose.
Sgt. Karl Vertner
225 W. Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365