WATCH: Man ODs on Bus, Revived by Upper Darby Police
Upper Darby police on Tuesday released this dramatic video of a man overdosing aboard a SEPTA bus — then being revived by officers using Narcan, an anti-overdose drug.
NBC10 reports the incident happened last Thursday. Michael Meeney, 25, overdosed a collapsed; Upper Darby Officer Matt Rugh gave Meeney a dose of Narcan. Meeney soon was awake and talking. He was taken to a nearby hospital — and ultimately charged with heroin possession.
Upper Darby Chief Michael Chitwood said we was troubled about how to handle addiction issues; this was the department’s 54th overdose save in the last year.
“OK, we saved a life, for what? So they can continue to feed the path of addiction?” Chitwood said. “They need help. We as a society need to help them.”