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Florida police dog given Narcan after overdosing on the job

Jake, a K-9 with the Florida’s Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, was administered Narcan on Wednesday, as he experienced overdose symptoms after he sniffed drugs on someone, the officials said.
(U. S. Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral)

A Florida police dog got an overdose-reversal medication on Wednesday after he snorted drugs on a passenger aboard a cruise ship, the officials said.

Jake, a golden retriever with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, experienced seizurelike symptoms and loss of motor skills as he discovered the drugs on to someone on board the Norwegian Epic cruise ship at Port Canaveral.

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Jake was given Narcan, a brand of the opioid overdose medication naloxone, because officials were not sure what was the cause of the reaction.

Jake, pictured here on a ship of the coast guard in December, experienced seizure-like symptoms and loss of motor skills, when he discovered the drugs.
(U. S. Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral)

The passenger who allegedly had the drugs was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription after found that he had a sedative and other medication, and as a amphetamine and ecstasy, according to the sheriff’s office.

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A spokesman said Jake should not suffer any long-term effects of the Narcan delivery and return to work.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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