The local office of the Council on Alcohol & Drugs recently made a generous donation of $2,000.00 to the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office for the purchase of Naloxone. Naloxone, popularly known as ‘Narcan’, is used by First Responders to revive persons who’ve overdosed on opioids.

The Sheriff’s Office was part of the original project several years ago in Georgia wherein deputies were trained with and furnished with naloxone. Deputies have made a number of ‘saves’ using the Narcan in past years. T

he Sheriff’s Office often collaborates with the Council on Alcohol and Drugs in projects raising public awareness of the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. Sheriff Ralston thanked the Council for their support of the Sheriff’s Office and for their work in our community.

Pictured: Ms. Takoya Garrett, Director of the local Council on Alcohol & Drugs, presents Sheriff Ralston with a donation check. (Left – to – right: Major Ritchie Harris, Sheriff Mitch Ralston, Ms. Takoya Garrett, Detective Dalyn Pulliam, Detective Cody Black, and Detective/Sergeant Lindsey Azar)