11-Year-Old Pittsburgh Girl Revived With Narcan After Heroin Overdose, Police Say

An 11-year-old girl had to be revived with the antidote Narcan after a drug overdose in her Pittsburgh home, according to police.

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Officers were called to the Pennsylvania home on Wednesday for a suspected overdose. A paramedic told the Post-Gazette the girl was using heroin.

Police say the sixth-grader regained consciousness after receiving the Narcan, became combative, and had to be sedated, according to the Post-Gazette.

Investigators found multiple bags of heroin in the girl’s room, and at least one of the bags was open. The girl’s 20-year-old sister told police they had no idea the girl was using heroin until police discovered it in the home, according to the Post-Gazette.

Family members described the sixth-grader as a social butterfly with many friends who earned mostly As and Bs in school.

Medic Crew Chief Stacey Yaras told the Post-Gazette that the 11-year-old victim was the youngest overdose victim she had encountered in her 24-year career.