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Police revive woman after heroin OD

Contributed photoA heroin overdose victim was revived by Hudson police with naloxone after she was found unconscious on a bathroom floor in an apartment in the city on Friday.
June 11, 2018 06:08 pm

HUDSON — A heroin overdose victim was revived after she was found unconscious on a bathroom floor in a city apartment Friday, police said.

The 43-year-old required three doses of the overdose reversal drug naloxone before she regained consciousness, according to a statement from Hudson police.

Officer Nick Hodges and Sgt. Dean Rowe administered the naloxone after the 911 call was made at 3:24 p.m.

Hudson police have responded to an average of one overdose call per month this year, Chief L. Edward Moore said in a statement.

Hudson police were called to an apartment on the 200 block of Columbia Street on Feb. 24 to respond to an unconscious 43-year-old woman, who overdosed on heroin. The 43-year-old police helped revive in February was the same person revived Friday, Moore said.

A 23-year-old man was revived on April 19 at Bliss Towers, 41 N. Second St.

“The mission of a drug dealer is clear: get victims hooked, willingly provide the poison that kills addicts, shoot rival dealers down in the street, make money,” Moore said. “They endanger our neighborhoods and frighten our residents.”

Police were assisted Friday by Greenport Rescue Squad.

To reach reporter Amanda Purcell, call 518-828-1616 ext. 2500, or send an email to, or tweet to @amandajpurcell.