POLICE & AMBULANCE RESPOND TO OVERDOSE ON KAWEHNO:KE
On Monday, November 14, 2022, Akwesasne Central Dispatch received a call of an unresponsive female who had overdosed on drugs at a residence on Kawehno:ke (Cornwall Island). Akwesasne Mohawk Police and Provincial Ambulance attended a residence and provided lifesaving measures, including administering naloxone (Narcan) to the unresponsive female. The female was transported to a local hospital and is expected to recover.
Opioid overdose is preventable if the person receives basic life support and the timely administration of naloxone. Naloxone is an antidote to opioids that will reverse the effects of opioid overdose in administered in time.
The Akwesasne Mohawk Police, MCA Wholistic Health and Wellness Program, and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Alcohol/Chemical Dependency Prevention Program are working in partnership to provide the community with naloxone training. For more information and to receive training please contact any of the aforementioned programs.
For information on detox services for community members please contact the following:
Citizens Advocate Center (Malone, NY)
Cornwall Community Hospital
Detox Centre (Kingston, Ontario)
MCA Wholistic Health & Wellness Program
(613) 575-2341 ext. 3115
Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is encouraged to contact the Akwesasne Mohawk Police at 613-575-2340 or Akwesasne Crime Stoppers at 613-575-2255.