Cook Co. Sheriff's deputies revive man with naloxone in Skokie Courthouse

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Dramatic video shows Cook County sheriff's deputies saving the life of a man who overdosed on heroin. (WLS)

Dramatic video shows Cook County Sheriff's deputies saving the life of a man who overdosed on heroin in the bathroom of the Skokie Courthouse.

The deputies revived the 24-year-old man with naloxone, an opioid antidote they started carrying two years ago.

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said situations like this are increasingly common, and can happen once a week, sometimes even more often.

Dart said the man was in court for a drug case. He now faces a new charge of heroin possession.
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