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A Mandan man who overdosed Tuesday afternoon in Bismarck was given three doses of naloxone and transported to a local hospital, according to a report by the Bismarck Police Department. No other information on the victim's condition was available.

The overdose was reported at 2:08 p.m. at a residence on the 400 block of North 16th Street, according to the police report. When the residence's owner returned home and found the 26-year-old man unresponsive, police were called and told it was likely the victim had overdosed on heroin.

The first responding officer administered a dose of Narcan, the brand name of naloxone, to the victim but there was no noticeable improvement, so the officer gave him a second dose. Metro Area arrived and gave him a third dose.

No charges were filed. North Dakota has a Good Samaritan law, which extends immunity to the person who overdosed, as well as the person who reported it.

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