Oakboro Police Department receives Narcan kits

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The Oakboro Police Department recently received four Narcan kits for opioid overdose, said Police Chief TJ Smith at the Board of Commissioners meeting on August 21. The kits were donated by Cardinal Innovations.

The Narcan nasal spray kits are a lifesaving countermeasure for opioid drug overdoses, such as heroin overdoses. Oakboro police officers are awaiting training with the kits. Chief Smith said, once trained to administer Narcan, each on-duty officer will carry a kit on his person.

“This little vial will save somebody’s life,” said Captain Craig Richards.

In other matters:

  • After holding a public hearing, the board approved the voluntary annexation requested by Jeff Smith of 1.3 acres of contiguous property joining Saddle Club Road and Buckskin Drive.
  • The board approved the accounts payable in the amount of $94,198.11.
  • Police Chief TJ Smith presented the monthly police report as follows: 694 field contacts, 123 escorts, 54 traffic tickets and seven arrests. Arrest charges are as follows: possession of drug paraphernalia, felony possession of cocaine, communicate threats, possession of stolen goods/property, failure to appear on a misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia and assault on a female.
  • Commissioner Georgia Harvey recommended payoff of the town’s Motorola Solutions debt, which the board subsequently approved.
  • Commissioner Mike Efird provided an update on the connection of Railroad Street and Hwy 138. He said all right of ways have been purchased and the next step is for Duke Power to begin moving poles.
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