Woman Saved from Overdose By Dade Deputy Shares Message of Hope


A Dade County woman is sharing her story of hope with the Dade County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO).

DCSO shared this story on their Facebook page.

“On August 1st, 2018, Dade County Deputy Misty McConathy was dispatched to an unresponsive female. Deputy McConathy arrived on scene and observed signs of a possible overdose. Deputy McConathy administered Narcan to the unresponsive female, and with further help from EMS, saved the young lady’s life. The young lady had overdosed on heroin and fentanyl.

That young lady was Cassie Dykes…..

Cassie decided after that day, that she was going to live the rest of her life to the fullest.

2 years later, Cassie came by the Sheriff’s Office to see Deputy McConathy (who is now Detective McConathy). Cassie has been sober for 2 years now, and wants to spread her message.

Her message is a message of hope. She wants everyone to know that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how thick the darkness may be. She is a walking testament to that fact.

There were a lot of tears shed in the office that day, but most all were tears of happiness.

For more information on addiction recovery, you can contact “Freedom Celebrate Recovery, Trenton, Georgia” at (423) 602-4098, or visit their website at http://freedomcr.com/.”