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Indiana Sheriff: I'm 'Tired' Of 'Reviving' Overdose Victims

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Indiana Sheriff to bill overdose victims saved by Narcan.

Allen County Sheriff Dave Gladieux says he's tired of reviving the same addicts over and over again. He told NBC's local affiliate that he would rather spend his department’s money on bulletproof vests.

“I think we need to start charging them everything we can, and if that includes charging them for the Narcan that saved their life, by god, let's do it,” Gladieux says. "They say you can't arrest your way out of this problem, but I’m starting to switch gears a little bit where I think that it's time to get tough on it."

Gladieux ghoulishly admitted that he's tired of 'reviving' overdose victims.

Gladieux says he's tired of reviving the same addicts over and over again. Each dose costs the department at least $40. Currently, he's having to purchase the drug out of the commissary profits, which otherwise would be used for equipment like bulletproof vests and squad cars, as well as training.