After seeing a rise in lethal illegal drugs in the area, Lewis County Sheriff's deputies will soon be armed with Narcan.
That's the life-saving drug EMT crews carry, which can reverse the effects of an overdose. Furthermore, according to the Watertown Daily Times, Sheriff Mike Carpinelli also recently created an anti-drug task force because he "couldn't sit back any longer."
The task force is comprised of members of the Sheriff's department and Lowville Police Department. S
heriff Carpinelli reportedly told Lewis County lawmakers that the situation is so dire that more money is needed to provide further help in the fight against drugs.