From the Bel Air Police Department:
(May 20, 2015 BEL AIR, MD) In an effort to become more proactive in dealing with the growing heroin issue, the Bel Air Police Department will begin carrying Naxolone. Naxolone, commonly known by its brand name Narcan, can be administered by officers to subjects experiencing, or believed to be experiencing an opioid overdose. Narcan can help prevent a fatal overdose when emergency medical personnel are not readily available.
The Harford County Drug Task Force, which includes the Bel Air Police Department, responds to all heroin overdoses in the county to include fatal and non-fatal. Responding members will interview the victims and witnesses that may have been present at the time of the overdose in an attempt to gain the knowledge of where and from whom they purchased the heroin. Police officers also hand out “Ready For Help??” information cards at each non-fatal overdose so that the victim has a number to call when they’re ready to seek help for their addiction.
“The Bel Air Police Department will be trained in the use of the drug by the Harford County Health Department. We will continue to work closely with the Harford County Drug Task Force as well as the Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy as we in the Law Enforcement field work to help combat this deadly trend.”
If you would like to report drug dealing in your area please call the anonymous tip line at 410-836-7788. If you are an addict and looking for help please call 410-877-2347.