Police after midnight on a recent Saturday found heroin on a 26-year-old New Canaan man who had fallen asleep at the wheel of a motor vehicle, officials said. According to a press bulletin from Police Chief Leon Krolikowski, officers at about 12:10 a.m. on July 1 were called to Frogtown Road on a report that a motorist was asleep at the wheel in a driveway there. Police searched the car and found “a quantity of heroin,” Krolikowski said.
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New Canaan Police Department officers have saved a heroin overdose victim’s life in town, officials said Monday. It isn’t clear when or where the incident occurred and, citing reasons of privacy, police also withheld details about the victim, such as age, gender and town of residence. According to a press release issued by Police Chief Leon Krolikowski, officers once dispatched arrived on scene in less than two minutes, determined that the victim recently had used heroin and administered a drug known as ‘Narcan,’ which is designed to reverse an opioid overdose.
Police on Monday arrested a 57-year-old New Canaan man by warrant and charged him with second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of his own son by heroin overdose. Mark H. Lynch, of Parade Hill Road, additionally was charged with possession of narcotics and illegal manufacture, distribution or sale of drugs. His son, Christopher Lynch—a funny young man who rooted for the Jets and Yankees and graduated from New Canaan High School in 2009, according to his obituary—died Sept.
Police on Wednesday night arrested a 26-year-old Frogtown Road man for possession of narcotics, including heroin, and other drug-related charges after an officer stopped the resident’s car for running a stop sign. It happened at about 8:13 p.m. on May 18, when an officer stopped the car for disobeying the stop sign at Frogtown and Ponus Ridge,, according to a press release issued by New Canaan Police Department Chief Leon Krolikowski. During the stop, the officer smelled the odor of marijuana emitting from the single-occupant vehicle, the chief said.
Turn on the TV or read the news, and you are likely to hear about the nation’s current opioid crisis. You see and hear the shocking reality of how it has afflicted families just like yours. This epidemic is sweeping communities in Connecticut and around the country.