Nurse with Narcan at home revives Troy woman

31-year-old charged with heroin possession

By Melanie Yingst - [email protected]


TROY — A Troy woman was revived by a nurse who administered her personal Narcan kit after she overdosed on heroin after midnight Thursday morning.

According to reports, Stephanie Simpson, 31, of Troy, was charged with possession of heroin Thursday after she overdosed on the drug. Simpson’s boyfriend found her passed out in the bathroom of a home on Clay Street. Then, with help from another subject, put Simpson in a car and drove to a Mulberry Street apartment and alerted a male subject whom they thought had Narcan, the opiate antidote drug. The male subject got in the vehicle and told them to take Simpson to his mother’s home in the 2700 block of Fairmont Court whom he knew had Narcan kits and was a nurse.

The friends brought the victim into the home where the nurse administered two doses of Narcan before Simpson became alert. The nurse advised she had called 911 and Simpson, along with her friends, fled the scene.

The nurse told authorities she had Narcan kits in her home because of her son’s past drug use. Officers stopped the vehicle they were traveling in, located Simpson, transported her to Upper Valley Medical Center before she was incarcerated at the Miami County Jail. Simpson had four capsules of suspected heroin in her pocket when she was searched by authorities.

Simpson allegedly told authorities she had bought 10 capsules of heroin for $5 per capsule in Dayton earlier that day. She claims she used two to three caps before she overdosed.

On Feb. 1, Ohio became one of several states to allow the purchase of Narcan to be sold over-the-counter without a prescription at local pharmacies.

31-year-old charged with heroin possession

By Melanie Yingst

[email protected]

Reach Melanie Yingst at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews

Reach Melanie Yingst at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews


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