Narcan handed out to stem opioid overdose rise amid COVID-19

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Columbus police Officer Adam Ball kept his eye on the skinny woman on the wobbly bicycle as she rode past the Speedway station on West Broad Street, rested her bike against the drugstore next door, and went inside.

Ball kept glancing over because he hoped when she came back outside she would stop by the tent he was manning in the Speedway parking lot. He wanted to talk to her and see if she needed Narcan, the drug that reverses an opioid overdose.

The woman walked over and seemed grateful to see him.

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