Milwaukee police: Officers save two men from apparent heroin overdose

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police say the quick actions of several officers from District Seven helped save the lives of two men suffering from an apparent heroin overdose on Wednesday, February 10th.

Officials say the officers were on patrol near N. 51st Boulevard and Hampton Avenue when they were flagged down by a citizen who said there were two men not moving inside a car a few blocks away.

A 23-year-old Minocqua man and a 29-year-old Sussex man were found unconscious inside the running car. The officers turned off the car and began to give aid to both men who appeared to have just used heroin.

Narcan, a medication used to reverse the effects of overdose, was given to both men who then regained consciousness. The men were then transported to a hospital for further treatment.

The Minocqua man faces charges of Operating While Intoxicated, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana). The Sussex man faces charges of Possession of Paraphernalia and a Violation of Probation for distribution of heroin.