Police in York County will now be able to carry a potentially life-saving heroin antidote.
The county's Board of Commissioners authorized an agreement presented by the York County District Attorney that will allow police to carry Narcan. It has taken months to actually get the antidote into the hands of law enforcement.
Fox43 talked to Charlene Sciaretta, whose son died from a heroin overdose. She's been advocating for the availability of Narcan.
"It's going to save lives," Sciaretta said. "If we would've had that, I would've had it in my home, I would've had Danny carry it with him, and Danny might be here today. "
Narcan will be available to law enforcement agencies by the end of the week,